The Criminal Justice Training Facility will become the first of its kind in Iowa and will provide the type of training that is difficult to duplicate in a classroom setting. Specifically, the Criminal Justice Training Facility will enhance the classroom experience by offering participants real-world, interactive learning opportunities focused on proper investigation techniques, evidence collection/preservation and processing, and crime scene documentation.
The Facility will offer the opportunity to reconstruct real-life scenarios in an educational environment, an opportunity that isn’t currently available. Access to the Center will provide students with practical training that is immediately transferable to real-world professional applications.
These hands-on experiences will help students develop the deeper knowledge and advanced skills that are necessary for success in a wide variety of high-paying, in-demand criminal justice careers, including Law Enforcement Agent, Detective/Investigator, Criminalist/Crime Lab Specialist, Loss Prevention Specialist, Insurance Investigator, Fraud Investigator, Security Officer, and Crime Scene Investigator.
In addition to serving DMACC Criminal Justice students, the Facility will serve as a valuable tool for regional law enforcement organizations and other related agencies. The Facility will be made available for use by local, state, and federal criminal justice agencies for advanced trainings; in-service events; and specialized training opportunities like paramedic training, reserve police officer training, and training for Department of Human Service staff.