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Police training college plans for GF Jooste Hospital site

The City of Cape Town is looking to spend between R280 to 350 million on building a new policing college on the site of the old GF Jooste Hospital.

The planned training college would house metro police trainees, metro and regional law enforcement officers, cadets and youth academy camps on its 4.5 hectare plot.

(Also read our article: Cape's rent-a-cop programme expands to increase visible policing)

We've been looking for an alternative location for our training college for some years now. It is currently situated in a historical building in Observatory.

JP Smith, MayCo Member for Safety and Security

The building work will take between five and ten years to complete and will also feature two soccer fields, two swimming pools, accommodation, a recreational block, lecture rooms, an examination hall, a gymnasium, a vehicle testing facility, K53 testing facility and an indoor shooting range.

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