Hoover Police Celebrate Groundbreaking of Frank & Pam Barefield Training Center

Melissa Stewart

Marketing Coordinator

April 17, 2019

TURNERBATSON and Duncan & Thompson Construction joined the Hoover Police Department and the City of Hoover at a groundbreaking ceremony celebrating the Frank & Pam Barefield Hoover Police Training Center.

Police Chief Nick Derzis, Hoover Mayor Frank Brocato, and Donor Frank Barefield gave remarks at the ceremony. The building is named for Barefield’s late wife Pam, who passed away recently from breast cancer.

The 16,000-square-foot facility, located on Municipal Drive, will be the first facility dedicated to training in the Police Department’s 51-year history. The Center will include an advanced firearms training simulator, defensive tactics training room, classrooms, and garage space for specialty police vehicles such as the incident command center and armored rescue vehicle.

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Chief Nick Derzis shared his excitement with the Hoover Sun by celebrating Hoover’s police force and this new facility. “Our personnel are the most valuable assets we have, and we want to make sure they can have the very best training available,” Derzis said. “We’re excited to be able to provide it for them.”

TURNERBATSON has a rewarding history of working with the City of Hoover and the Hoover Police Department. “This is the third project we’ve been able to design for the Hoover Police Department,” said TURNERBATSON President Dave Reese. “I have such respect for Chief Derzis and his team and I am grateful to be able to support and enhance the important work they do.”

The Training Center’s design team consists of Dave Reese – Principal-in-Charge; Gary Walton – Project Architect; Anne-Marie Gianoudis – Interior Designer; and Bob Shoulders – Director of Construction Administration. Construction for the project began this month and is expected to be complete in early 2020.