Simulated Scenario Village
Campus expansion brings high-tech simulation and realistic public safety training to enhance curriculum, better prepare students/law enforcement personnel for real-life situations, and generate revenue from outside agencies seeking enhanced training
A multi-facility expansion enables Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) to place first responder trainees in lifelike scenarios ranging from routine traffic stops and domestic disputes to armed robbery and SWAT hostage situations. The project benefits not only the college’s public safety students and campus police officers, but also emergency response agencies from throughout the region.
The 40,900-square-foot Simulated Scenario Village features a street with a main control building, various commercial buildings, and a mock residence on a cul-de-sac. The planning team incorporated input from agencies ranging from the Cleveland Police Department to the FBI.
Legat, serving as public safety consultant, provided programming and schematic design services. DS Architecture served as architect of record. The facility is LEED certified with the U.S. Green Building Council.
- Reconfigurable wall systems allow different training layouts within minutes
- 300-degree firearms simulator
- Multiple Integrated Laser Engagement System (MILES) and StressVest non-projectile training system support realistic training
- Video cameras record scenarios for later analysis
- Speakers emit sounds when weapons are fired