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Ground broken on new LPD training center

Posted at 2:49 PM, Apr 03, 2019

Today, the Lafayette Police Department had a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Defensive Tactics Training Center.

Courtesy Lafayette Police Department

The center, which will include a classroom, simulation room and tactical training area, is located at 1818 Moss St. next door to the Precinct 4 building.

It’s currently a metal building which has been redesigned by Architects Beazley Moliere. RS Bernard and Associates will handle construction of the project. The project will cost a little more than $500,000, which includes demolition and reconstruction of the building, said Councilman Kenneth Boudreaux.

“The plans are great. We were able to stay within a good reasonable budget, which was a positive for the taxpayers. But the resources and service that is going to be developed from this is certainly worth the cost,” Boudreaux said.

Here’s the rendering of what the building will look like:

Courtesy Lafayette Police Department