The MCC-Public Safety Institute already has many features that provide a meaningful training experience. Among those features is a state-of-the-art precision driving track. Located on 56 acres, this facility is designed to simulate various driving situations and conditions. Since its opening in October 2007, more than 60 public safety agencies have improved their skills on our urban driving course, our 200' x 200' skills pad and our 200' x 500' skid pad.
While we have computer labs, libraries, a cafeteria and classrooms that can seat between 50 to 100 people, the learning environment at the PSI also extends beyond our campus. There are several vacant buildings within five miles of the campus that are available to rent for simulated raids or undercover operations.
But this is just a snapshot of what we're offering today for cadets. Our future plans call for a more robust array of training facilities aimed at providing first responder training at all levels - from local police forces to federal law enforcement agencies. Once we've secured funding, MCC anticipates it will only take 12 to 18 months to complete construction.