Cost: $30.2 million
52,000 sq. ft.
This 52,000-square-foot facility was constructed by Rancho Santiago Community College District (RSCCD) on 15 acres at the former Marine Corps Air Station in Tustin on land conveyed to the district by the City of Tustin. At the site, Santa Ana College, in partnership with the Orange County Sheriff’s Department (OCSD), provides Peace Officer Standards on Training (POST) certified instruction through its Law Enforcement Basic Academy, as well as advanced officer training. The new state-of-the-art facility also serves all Orange County law enforcement agencies and functions as a regional training center bringing together local and federal agencies to train and collaborate in law enforcement and homeland security matters. The new Orange County Sheriff’s Regional Training Academy can accommodate 800 students annually, as compared to a previous instructional capacity of about 300.