$35m Police Training Facility boost for Dubbo

A major infrastructure boost has been confirmed for the Dubbo region with today’s design reveal of a new NSW Police Force training facility worth $35 million.

Member for Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders was today joined by the Minister for Police and Emergency Services David Elliott, and NSW Police Force’s Western Region Commander Assistant Commissioner Brett Greentree to unveil the official design for the facility.

Mr Saunders said the training academy will generate jobs through the initial site preparation and subsequent construction, as well as ongoing supply and maintenance.

“Today’s design reveal further demonstrates the NSW Government’s 2019 election commitment to invest $100 million for police property capital works state-wide,” he said.

“The facility will also add to the growing emergency services hub taking shape at the Dubbo airport precinct.

“The $23 million NSW Rural Fire Service training academy became our COVID Command Centre during the recent outbreak, and will expand to include a $5.6 million RFS Aviation Centre of Excellence. This new police facility will help all agencies work even more closely in future emergencies.”

Minister Elliott said the facility will ensure the NSW Police Force has the best-trained first responders in Australia.

“One of the key training programs to be run at the facility will be Active Armed Offender training,” he said.

Assistant Commissioner Greentree said the Active Armed Offender course will include interactive simulation-based scenarios, designed to build skills for officers responding to a wide-range of events.

The training facility will be built adjacent to the Rural Fire Service (RFS) Training Academy at the Dubbo City Regional Airport, and is on track for completion in December 2022.

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