As the specialty design architect, ADG worked with a local architecture firm to design the new Institute of Public Safety at Eastern Florida State College (EFSC). The 67,660 SF, three story training facility provides space for comprehensive training of public safety officers on the Melbourne campus.
The Institute provides administrative offices and space for EFSC to train corrections and law enforcement officers, criminal justice technology, crime scene technology, 911 / telecommunications, paralegal and emergency medical technology / paramedics in one location for a coordinated response to all types of emergencies. The facility provides indoor and outdoor training venues for virtual and reality based training scenarios, including obstacle course training. The third floor of the building provides administrative space for the college president, vice president, offices, conference rooms and the board of trustees meeting room. A rooftop terrace overlooks the campus. There is also a memorial plaza, located at the building entrance, to honor the fallen officers.
As an additional component to this project, local law enforcement use the training complex for testing and in-service training. Advanced and specialized training space is provided with access to the outdoor training props for various scenarios.
A listing of building components include:
- Defensive Tactics training
- Sally port, intake/booking and holding cell
- Jail cell for training extraction and investigation
- Medical first responder training for law enforcement and corrections
- Advanced and Specialized training
- Simulation room