Seminole State College's Geneva Center is now home to Seminole County's only fully operational Public Safety Training Complex and Driving Track.
All the law enforcement officers in Seminole County – more than 1,000 – will train at the Center at least once a year. Another 200 Seminole State criminal justice students will use the facility each year.
For years, Seminole County law enforcement officers and Seminole State students trained in closed parking lots or at police academies in other counties. Seminole State identified a need for an improved, convenient training facility and partnered with Seminole County and the cities of Altamonte Springs, Casselberry, Lake Mary, Longwood, Oviedo, Sanford and Winter Springs in 2005 to develop the Geneva Center.
Together, the county and cities donated more than $250,000 to help fund the new classroom building at Geneva, funds that were matched by the state.
The new 4,950-square-foot classroom building at the Geneva Center replaces a single portable classroom. It includes two classrooms, three offices and storage space. Two identical buildings are scheduled to be constructed at Geneva over the next five years, which will add an additional 10,000 square feet to the Center.
In addition, officers and students learn emergency vehicle and driving techniques at the center's quarter-mile drive course. The track is also being used for more advanced PIT training, also known as Precision Immobilization Technique.
The Geneva Center also includes a gun range, which opened in 1994.
Public Safety Training Complex and Driving Track at Geneva Center
2450 Gun Range Road
Geneva, FL 32732