The refurbishment of the former Magistrates Court in Skegness has provided Lincolnshire Police with new learning and development training facilities, as well as a new conference and meeting venue and office accommodation for the town.
The development of the police training academy means new recruits no longer have to always travel to Lincoln for training and it will help recruit and retain local officers. It further supports local companies as the student officers are often accommodated in the local area whilst attending training courses.
As well as being a base for the training and continuing professional development of police personnel, the project will also provide employment and work experience placements.
The project received a £1M contribution through the Towns Fund Investment Plan award for Skegness, and was delivered together with funding from the Police and Crime Commissioner and the Probation Service.