The facility includes a life-size village.

Securcom Queensland has completed an electronic security integration at the new $A53 million Bob Atkinson Operational Capabilities Centre, Queensland Police Service’s Counter Terrorism Training Facility.

“With a Gallagher Command Centre security system encompassing 80 access control doors, 85 Avigilon cameras and Jacques’ intercoms integrated using HLIs, it was a special project to be a part of,” said Robert Lancaster, Securcom project manager.

The new centre incorporates cutting-edge architecture and technology and includes 2 indoor firearms ranges, as well as a scenario village and other specialist training areas specifically designed to enhance capability in managing terrorism and other critical incidents.

To support officer training in response to the threat of vehicle-borne terrorist attacks, the centre is co-located with the police driving skills section. The Bob Atkinson Operational Capabilities Centre will facilitate training for more than 7500 in-service officers and members of specialist units and 600 QPS recruits every year.

Commissioner Katarina Carroll said the large-scale project had involved multiple inter-agency partnerships to ensure the new centre would provide state-of-the-art facilities to support officers in some of the most significant aspects of their training.

“The QPS project team has worked closely with many partners including Public Safety Business Agency, Department of Housing and Public Works, GHD Woodhead and FK Gardner & Sons (FKG Group) to bring the centre to life,” Commissioner Carroll said.

“There has been consultation with many user groups and stakeholders in this project including other Australian state and national law enforcement agencies and the Australian Defence Force.

“The facility has been designed to allow both state and national emergency service and defence agencies to participate in joint exercises, which will support greater partnerships and cooperation between the agencies.”

The Premier said the $52.8 million facility incorporated the latest designs and materials from training centres across the globe to deliver realistic, secure training scenarios, including a village designed to provide a safe, realistic, training environment, including a replica service station, houses and office spaces.

“Security this facility was a very fulfilling project to be a part of, not only to partner with Queensland Police Service on this site, but to see firsthand what training and measures are put in place to keep Queenslanders and Australians safe,” said Wade Anderson, Securcom group commercial manager.

“As a business we focus on delivering high-end projects successfully and we are very proud of our involvement in getting this site completed with all stakeholders happy.”

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