College of DuPage Homeland Security Education Center

New Construction

“Completed in fall of 2011, this $25 million facility was funded through proceeds from a successful 2002 capital referendum. At approximately 66,000 square feet, the HEC houses the college’s Criminal Justice, Fire Science/EMS, Police Department and the Suburban Law Enforcement Academy. This comprehensive, multi-jurisdictional training center features:

  • A full-scale indoor street scene for force-on-force exercises
  • Forensics and cybercrimes labs
  • A command center designed to instruct National Incident Management System protocols
  • A smoke room with moveable walls for EMS, fire rescue simulations
  • An outdoor scaling and rappelling tower, and a full-size ambulance.”