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Criminal Justice Academy Expanding Facilities
Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Columbia, SC (AP) -- The facilities that serve as a training ground for South Carolina's law enforcement officials are getting a facelift.

The South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy is scheduled to hold a grand opening ceremony Wednesday for the facility's first significant expansion in more than 20 years.

Gov. Nikki Haley and Department of Public Safety director Mark Keel are expected to attend.

Organizers say the new buildings include a full-sized gymnasium for physical and defensive training. There is also a full-service kitchen, dining room, several classrooms and a dormitory with more than 200 beds.

Officials say the expansion will improve training and allow them to extend a basic training program from nine weeks to 12 weeks. The $14.5 million cost was funded by a $5 surcharge on court fines levied throughout the state.

Source: http://www.wltx.com/news/article/140358/2/Criminal-Justice-Academy-Expanding-Facilities

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