Safe, Secure, Prepared
A Midwestern epicenter for first responder training
The College of DuPage's Homeland Security Education Center
A bank robbery shootout. A child rescued from a smoke-filled room. A terrorist threat averted. A murder investigated. A suspected cyber-criminal on trial.
These are among the realistic scenarios simulated in the College of DuPage’s Homeland Security Education Center.
The first facility of its kind in the Midwest, the 66,000-square-foot center helps prepare firefighters, police personnel and other first responders for international and domestic terrorist acts, as well as man-made and natural disasters. It houses the college’s Criminal Justice and Fire Science/EMS programs, the COD Police Department, and the Suburban Law Enforcement Academy.
Watch the video tour to the left to learn about this project, which received “Project of the Year” awards from ENR Midwest and the Construction Industry Service Corporation.
View images of the facility.