A groundbreaking event Tuesday, July 12, 2005 recognized the construction of a new Kansas City Police Department Regional Police Training Academy that will not only provide training facilities to Kansas City police officers, but to law enforcement officers throughout the region. The event was held at the site of the future station, near the intersection of Shoal Creek Parkway and Pleasant Valley Road.
Construction on this $25.5 million project is scheduled for completion by spring 2007. This Police Training Academy is being built with the Capital Improvements quarter-cent sales tax passed by voters in April of 2002.
“This new 100,000-square-foot facility will provide enhanced training capabilities to the fine men and women of the Kansas City Police Department as well as officers from neighboring communities,” said Police Chief James Corwin. “Together with the Shoal Creek Patrol Division Station, the construction of the new academy will help cover the growing population in northern Kansas City, meeting the needs now and in the future for residents.”
The Academy is being designed by Gossen Livingston and Rafael Architects and will be constructed by Kraus-Anderson. Directions to the groundbreaking location are included in the map below along with instructions for parking.
The City’s Capital Improvements Management Office (CIMO) is managing the completion of this project.