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Police officers standing in formation outdoors next to flags and pillars at Golden West College, Regional Public Safety Training Center
Golden West College, Regional Public Safety Training Center

Community Protection, Partnership, and Respect

Project Location

Huntington Beach, CA


44,000 SF



Project Delivery


The need for the new training center grew out of the dual need to provide classroom and practical training space for the college’s own criminal justice program and a police academy in the same facility. Golden West College criminal justice program stakeholders wanted to ensure proper and clear separation between the cadets and students for safety and security.

The design provided an orderly sequence of training from the most academic classroom training to the most intensely practical training experience within the span of a rather compact urban space, a crisp training flow that builds upon layers of academic and practical training regimen. Flow and flexibility were crucial goals in the efficient design-build delivery of this project, in service to an overarching goal to train future police officers with an ethos of community protection and partnership.

Organizational Training Excellence Award from the California State Commission on Peace Officer Training and Standards

“A significant contributing factor in receiving this recognition was the completion of all new facilities to include state-of-the-art classrooms, technologically advanced force option simulation lab, a large specially designed arrest and control room, lifetime fitness lab, student/staff locker rooms and showers, a large multifaceted scenario village and center administrative offices,” said Lowenberg. “The center was a design/build project completed in record time. Not only is the center’s design pleasing to the eye, more importantly, it is operationally an excellent facility.”


2019 Organizational Achievement

California State Commission

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