Alberta Public & Law Enforcement Training Centre

 

Announcement for the Approval of the Alberta Public & law Enforcement Training Centre

In regards to the recent approval of the Alberta Public and Law Enforcement Training Centre, the MLA for Livingstone Macleod, Pat Stier said, “Despite misgivings during the campaign in regards to the RCMP facility being in jeopardy if a Wildrose MLA was elected, I am pleased to see the facility is going to be constructed as promised. This will be a marvelous addition to the local economy of Ft. Macleod and southern Alberta, it will provide another great opportunity for employment within the community. This was also discussed at the recent 100th Anniversary Gala celebration at the Empress Theatre in Fort Macleod between myself and Mayor Shawn Patience, as we have been in constant communication regarding this issue in the past year.”

The Alberta Public Security and Law Enforcement Training Centre is to train 250 police recruits, 250 Sheriffs and Corrections officers, 250 community peace officers and 600 professional development students each year. The college will include a residence that can house 270 students.

The Alberta Public Security and Law Enforcement Training Centre will be equipped with classroom space, residential facilities, special training facilities including combat and scenario-based training, driving skills training track and indoor and outdoor firearm ranges. The facility will also include a gymnasium, running track and eating facilities.

The overall project budget remains $122-million.

Preliminary schematic designs will be posted on the Alberta Infrastructure Web site when they are available. The contract had been awarded almost six years after Fort Macleod was chosen as the site following a bid process open to every community in Alberta.