With demand for police officers growing, the building was lacking in almost every respect. With Netta’s help, the future police academy will consist of classrooms with the appropriate technology, the correct number and size of lockers for gear storage, a physical training space, and lunchroom. The design also contains a separation of recruits from instructors and staff, building security, and now includes parking.
With the guidance from our architects, County of Monmouth opted for an extensive renovation and addition rather than construct a new building that would require temporary relocation. This project will transform the academy into a 100,000 square-foot state-of-the-art training center with the flexibility to accommodate a future crime lab and other modern technological advances. In addition to classrooms and computer labs, there will be an auditorium with a 300-person capacity, lockers and showers for all recruits, facilities for trainers and staff, exercise and mat rooms, an extension of the firing range, and an indoor running track that links to an outdoor course on the County campus. Ultimately, the Academy expects to build a dormitory to house recruits and County staff during emergencies.