New York City Police Academy

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NYPD Police Academy, East 20th Street, Manhattan

New York City Police Academy and the Training Bureau

History[edit]

The Training Bureau was established in June 2002. "The Bureau and its sub-units are charged with providing all members of the service with the best training possible, thereby enhancing their ability to protect the lives, rights, property, and dignity of all New Yorkers and visitors to New York City. The Training Bureau is committed to the task of ensuring that all members of the Department benefit from training, as well as maximizing their professional and personal development and well-being."[1]

In 2009, The New York Times characterized the Gramercy Park academy which opened in 1964 as "creaky" and "antiquated".[2] 40°44′11.26″N 73°58′58.99″W / 40.7364611°N 73.9830528°W / 40.7364611; -73.9830528

Its replacement was promised by mayors starting with Edward I. Koch in 1989. Construction of a new set of buildings began in 2009 in College Point, Queens at College Point Boulevard and 28th Avenue. [2] There is local community opposition to the placement of the academy there because of a lack of parking and its inconvenient access to mass transit. Completion of phase one is expected in 2014 at a cost of $656 million.[3] 40°46′22.90″N 73°50′43.82″W / 40.7730278°N 73.8455056°W / 40.7730278; -73.8455056

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Training Bureau". New York City Police Department. Retrieved 2011-05-03. 
  2. ^ a b Baker, Al (December 16, 2009). "Construction Begins on Police Academy in Queens". New York Times. Retrieved 2011-02-11. 
  3. ^ Rhodes, Liz (December 22, 2011). "Police Academy rises in Queens". Queens Chronicle. Retrieved 2011-02-11.