Design unveiled for Canada’s largest police training campus

Share Article

Law enforcement training centre designed to attract students from across North America

The Stantec-designed Alberta Public Safety and Law Enforcement Training Centre will be the largest facility of its kind in Canada.

Through the creative use of design and materials we were able to provide many value-added features that will truly make this a world-class facility.

Stantec is pleased to unveil the design for the Alberta Public Safety and Law Enforcement Training Centre (APSLETC) in Fort Macleod, Alta., which will be the first training centre of its kind in Canada.

The APSLETC integrates building and landscape design into a cohesive campus that meets the training needs of law enforcement agencies across North America. The design provides classrooms and indoor simulations, along with combat and advanced driving skills training facilities.

“Designing a law enforcement training centre of this calibre was both challenging and exciting,” says Enzo Vicenzino, Senior Principal at Stantec and Designer of Record for the APSLETC. “We not only met the requirements and budget set out by Alberta Infrastructure, but through the creative use of design and materials we were able to provide many value-added features that will truly make this a world-class facility.”

A design-build proposal for the APSLETC from Bird Design-Build Construction Inc. (Bird) and Stantec Architecture Ltd. was selected by Alberta Infrastructure and the province’s Solicitor General in July 2012.

The APSLETC will cover more than a half section of land (Approximately 340 acres). It will be comprised of a residence building, simulation labs, classrooms, a mock courtroom, mock processing unit, indoor and outdoor shooting ranges (25 and 50 metre indoor and 300 metre outdoor), an indoor urban streetscape, an urban village and rural farm scenarios, high and low speed test pads and a forest scenario.

“We are pleased to be selected as the design-build contractor and look forward to working with Stantec to successfully deliver this interesting project,” says Ian Reid, Calgary District Manager with Bird. “This project builds on our strong experience in the construction of law enforcement facilities throughout the country and our project delivery successes with Alberta Infrastructure. We are currently finalizing the last details with the province and expect to start construction later this summer with completion scheduled for the fall of 2014.”

To design the wide range of necessary components for the APSLETC, Stantec drew on the expertise of an integrated design team comprised of the Architecture, Interior Design, Buildings Engineering (Structural, Mechanical, Electrical, AV/IT, Security and Sustainability), Civil Engineering, Landscape Architecture, Transportation, Environmental Services practice areas.

Stantec provides professional consulting services in planning, engineering, architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, surveying, environmental sciences, project management, and project economics for infrastructure and facilities projects. We support public and private sector clients in a diverse range of markets at every stage, from the initial conceptualization and financial feasibility study to project completion and beyond. Our services are provided on projects around the world through approximately 12,000 employees operating out of more than 190 locations in North America and 4 locations internationally. Stantec trades on the TSX and on the NYSE under the symbol STN.

Share article on social media or email:

View article via:

Pdf Print

Contact Author

Matt Stuart
(403) 716-8165
Email >
Follow us on
Visit website