DMACC to Build New Criminal Justice Training Facility

Posted 10/22/2018

‚ÄčThe only one-of-its-kind in Iowa will be used by DMACC and statewide criminal justice agencies.

WHO:

Enclosed are the speakers who have had an active role in the planning and fundraising aspect of the DMACC Criminal Justice training facility:

  • Scott Ocken, Interim Vice President Academic Affairs
  • Jessica Cole, Chair, DMACC Criminal Justice Program
  • Alphonso Pizzano, Chief, Pleasant Hill Police Department
  • Bruce Reeve, Laboratory Administrator, Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, Iowa DCI Criminalistics Laboratory
  • Crime Scene Investigative Students (Devin Ledesma and Sydnee Redman)
  • Mike Grandgeorge, President, DMACC Foundation Board of Directors

WHAT:

The training facility will allow DMACC Criminal Justice students, as well as

public safety officials to get hands-on, real-world training experience. The 1,540 square foot building will include bedrooms, a kitchen, great room, deck and bathrooms upstairs with a classroom, monitor room and interview room in the lower level.

The facility will be a collaborative effort among three DMACC programs:

  • Criminal Justice faculty, in conjunction with DMACC Architectural students, are designing training facility.
  • DMACC Building and Trades students will build it.
  • DMACC Horticulture students will landscape the area.

WHEN:

Wednesday, October 24 at 10:30 a.m.

WHERE:

DMACC Ankeny Campus (Westside of DMACC Blvd. near Iowa Crime Lab)

2240 South Ankeny Blvd./Ankeny, IA                        

WHY:

Currently, many public safety agencies need to travel to surrounding cities or states to get the proper training. The facility will become the first-of-its-kind in Iowa and will provide the type of training that is difficult to duplicate in a classroom setting. It will enhance the classroom experience by offering participants real-world, interactive learning opportunities focused on current investigative techniques, evidence collection, preservation and processing, crime scene documentation and more.    

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