New State of the Art Police Training Center Opens In Philadelphia

With a snip of enormous scissors, Mayor Nutter, Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey, and other top city officials Thursday inaugurated a new police training center in Northeast Philadelphia that they hope will go a long way to create a force for this era.


The $15.5 million “state-of-the-art” facility at 2838 Woodhaven Rd. centralizes some of the force’s key units, including the Training and Education Services Bureau, Advance Training Unit, and the Standards and Accountability Bureau. It will provide officers with new training, including reality-based training.

The technology creates “scenarios that challenge their judgment,” Ramsey said. The center will also offer new courses in topics like de-escalation, fair and impartial policing, and problem-solving.

Watch the report at CBS.

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