Criminal Justice Education Facility and Police Substation

Criminal Justice Education Facility and Police Substation

 

 

 

 

EWC Criminal Justice Education Facility and Police Substation

Edward Waters College’s Criminal Justice Education Facility and Police Substation is a two-story, 10,500-square-foot facility located at 1767 Kings Road, just west of EWC’s student union building and Salter Hall dorms. It houses Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office officers on the second floor, and two classrooms and a forensic lab for EWC students on the first floor.

Beyond the additional classroom space for students and increased police presence in the Zone 5 community, the facility provides a unique opportunity for criminal justice students to routinely interact and network with law enforcement professionals without ever having to leave the heart of campus.

“I compare this opportunity to that of medical students in hospitals,” said EWC President Nathaniel Glover. “This facility bridges the gap between the real world and the classroom.”

Funds for the facility were raised through a collaborative public/private partnership between EWC, the community and the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office. JSO provided $900,000 for the project and the remaining $1.7 million, of which $985,000 was provided by private donors in the community, was allocated by EWC.

“We’re seeing a shining example of public private partnership,” said Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown at the groundbreaking. “We’re turning this area of need into a best practice.”