The Public safety academy has joined forces with Ivy-tech now becoming the public safety academy: Ivy tech south campus. This expansion allows for increased collaboration between public safety professionals and students pursing a career in the field.
Ivy tech has partnered with The Public Safety academy since 2007, but today's announcement marks a new educational opportunity for the School.
"Ivy tech has had a presence in this building offering many of our public safety programs, however today's announcement truly expanded out partnership with the city of
The Public Safety Academy will be subleased to Ivy Tech, giving them the rights to building after nine years, a deal Mayor Tom Henry says will benefit the city.
"This is going to give ivy tech an opportunity to have a presence in the south part of town also to be an attractive facility for counties outside of Allen," said Mayor Tom Henry.
For Students, the expansion means an increase in course selection
"What it really means for us is we can really bring the quality of our education to the people within the region so that it's within close proximity," said Mosier.
"It will be a nice blend with students and actual police officers and firefighters interacting on a regular basis," said City Controller Pat Roller.
Under the new deal, Ivy tech will start paying for the operational costs--formerly paid for by the city, saving you some extra tax money.
"This will save the city some money, $300,000 for the next nine years until the bonds are paid off so about $2.7 million in all will be saved," said Mayor Tom Henry,
The partnership hopes to become an attractive place to train for first responders not just regionally but on a national level as well.