New York Police Academy
New Your Police Academy East and West Campus Flushing Queens NY
Mayor Edward I. Koch proposed that a new academy for the Police Department be built in 1989. Mayor David N. Dinkins unveiled a model for one three years later. Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani nixed the financing for one in 1995.
Now, on the eve of his third term in office, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg stood with Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly in Queens on Wednesday to pick up where his predecessors left off: He stuck a shovel in the ground for a new academy that will be built at a cost of more than $1 billion and whose first part will be completed in 2013. The complex will supplant the city’s creaky, antiquated academy that opened in Gramercy Park in 1964.
“This is a project that has started and stalled through three previous city administrations, and now it is getting built,” the mayor said. “The new academy will vastly improve the officer training that goes into making the N.Y.P.D. the world’s greatest and most advanced police department by providing a state-of-the-art facility that can serve the department’s 21st-century needs.”
police academyPerkins+Will/Consulting Architect Michael Fieldman ArchitectsThe new academy will cost more than $1 billion and will consolidate police facilities scattered throughout the city.
The new complex, estimated to cost $750 million for the first phase, will sit on a city-owned, 30-acre lot in College Point, near Ulmer Street and 28th Avenue. Classrooms, offices and a gym, constructed to simulate the kinds of conditions officers face on the street, will be built first. Later, when the economy improves, a firing range, driver training area and a “tactical training village” will be built as police facilities scattered around the city will be consolidated at the Queens location. Turner/ STV joint venture is the Construction Manager . Island Foundations Corporation will be providing all the superstructure concrete for this highly acclaimed initiative and starts work in January 2012.