Mayor Graham Richard and Public Safety Academy of Northeast Indiana Director Brent Johnson today were joined by first responders, area educators and government officials to view the progress being made at the Public Safety Academy at Southtown Centre.
The first-of-its-kind facility is on schedule to open in November. The $27 million academy will provide police, fire, emergency medical services, and homeland security training and education for professionals and students from Northeast Indiana and across the Midwest.
“Homeland security is hometown security. That's why it's so critical to be a leader in developing public safety programs to protect local communities,” said Mayor Richard. “We must have high trust, high performance partnerships to protect residents and businesses in emergencies. We are committed to providing excellent services to be a safe community.”
Hagerman Construction is the general contractor for the project. The project is financed through a City Council approved bond. Additional funding comes from the