Edward M. Davis Training Center - Los Angeles Police Department
By kjfitz @ 2005-10-27 18:30:53
Very detailed photos in the More Info link.
Much of the grounds are occupied by the 4.4 miles of vehicle training track of the LAPDs Emergency Vehicle Operations Course (EVOC), used to teach driving techniques. One of only two large EVOCs in Southern California, the Ed Davis facility has two skid pans, a collision avoidance simulator, an inner city street grid, and a high speed track with blind driveways, sharp turns, and elevation changes.
The 137,000 square foot main building has electronic driving simulators, offices, classrooms, firing ranges, and a maintenance garage for EVOC vehicles.
Located between the main building and the EVOC is the most postmodern civilian tactical training village in Southern California. The Situation-Simulator Village, as it is also called, has a gas station, bank, bar, convenience store, hotel, house, and coffee shop. The village is used by officers for advanced training, and for the production of training videos. Trainees use simunition and are fully protected with face shields and vests.
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