News In 2017

Police and Fire Training and Forensic Crime Labs Highlighted  2017

Aurora, CO Combined Police and Fire Training Center

The newest Colorado training center was dedicated in February. Aurora’s new Public Safety Training Center (CAPSTC) will serve the cities 670 police officers 347 firefighters. The center cost was $25M and rests on 23 acres. Interact Business Group was pleased to provide the centers Strategic Business Plan.

Aurora Police and Fire Training Center

Jeff Ringelman and Bill Booth

Main Building


CAPSTC Aurora (3)CAPSTC Aurora (5)
CAPSTC Aurora pictures courtesy of RDG Planning and Design the training center’s Design Architect.

El Dorado Hills, CA – Fire Department Training Center

After writing the departments long range strategic training center business plan in 2007 El Dorado Hills Fire Department asked IBG to return to update and research several key issues related to the training of the department’s personnel and to prepare a comprehensive strategic business plan. We are pleased to report that the department has recently issued a request for design proposals for the new training based largely on our work.


Regional Crime Laboratory; Douglas, Arapahoe Counties and the city of Aurora, Colorado

The three agencies asked IBG to investigate the feasibility of creating and operating a full forensic Regional Crime Laboratory that would provide timely, expert, and professional examination of evidentiary materials to aid in the investigation, prosecution and/or exclusion of criminal offenses by utilizing sophisticated scientific equipment and proven techniques, including DNA. In September Douglas County with the backing of their two project partners advertised and selected a design/build team. The project is now aggressively moving forward with ground breaking planned for late 2017.






Gilbert, AZ – Public Safety Training Facility

The Town of Gilbert’s Police and Fire/Rescue Departments are collaborating on a project to build a joint Public Safety Training Facility. IBG was commissioned to conduct research on several key issues related to the training of the police and fire service personnel. The primary task of this project is to develop a Business and Needs Assessment Plan that may be used by key leaders to make informed and competent decisions for the safety and well-being of the town’s personnel, the citizens, and property in the community. The Strategic Business Plan included a complete training needs assessment of current and future Gilbert training levels, as well a potential revenue forecast for training delivery to others throughout the region. In addition, facility needs by priority and an operational cost forecast were also developed.


Columbia County, OR – Regional Public Services Training Center Concept

Portland Community College engaged IBG, to explore the concept of developing a Regional Public Services Training Center in conjunction with a new academic center the College. The project scope included Current Logistic Conditions, National Bench Marking of similar facilities, validation local and regional interest, determine the best and most feasible use of the site and natural resources, establish construction and operational cost, phasing, and facility efficiency.

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