In partnership with San Bernardino Valley College, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department leads one of the state’s top recognized law enforcement training academies. Their high standards, professionalism, and commitment to excellence contribute to the constant demand for their programs, and we approached their project design to reflect those same values.
The Frank Bland Regional Training Center is a recognized leader in progressive law enforcement training and their sought after programs were rapidly outgrowing their existing 7,000 sf facility. The Sheriff’s department is committed to enhancing the delivery of training and they needed a modernized facility that would accommodate increasing enrollment and live up to the high standards of their mission.
To support both the growth and reputation of San Bernardino County Sheriff’s training programs, we focused our design on elevating the facility’s working and learning environments through enhanced daylighting, improved acoustics, state-of-the-art technology and more open, collaborative spaces.
Renovations to the existing building consist of upgrades to the gymnasium, classrooms, offices and conference rooms. Expansion efforts include the addition of a 3,500 sf building with additional classroom and office space, enclosures to seamlessly connect the two building functions and new entry areas for the training center.
Westgroup’s final design provides students and staff with an expanded, modern facility with state-of-the-art digital technology and new civic face to the community.