Camarillo Site

Regional Fire, Sheriff & Police Education and Training Academy:

Project Budget:

  • 48,000 Building Gross Square Feet
  • 21,400 GSF – OC Fire Training Facility
  • 26,600 GSF – Ventura County Sheriff Training Facility
  • 274,428 Square Feet (6.3 acres) Site Development
  • $23.905 Million Project Costs


  • Bond Measure S (Ex. B #1): $23.905 Million
image of future training academy
image of future training academy


  • Program/Planning : 3/2004 – 6/2005 (Completed)
  • Design – 100% CDs: 3/2007 (Completed)
  • Concrete Bunker Demolition: 9/2007 – 10/2007 (Completed)
  • DSA Review: 6/2007 – 9/2008 (Completed)
  • Bid and Award: 11/2008 (Completed)
  • Building Construction: 6/2009 – 06/2011 (Completed)


  • Carrier Johnson


  • SMC Construction

Project Objectives & Notable Features:

  • The Fire/Sheriff Training Academy contains separate facilities for the Fire Department and the Sheriff, and is separated by a covered breezeway leading to landscaped areas, exterior amenities and parking spaces.
  • This single-story building will have instructional classrooms, physical fitness facilities, Men/Women’s lockers and administrative areas. The Sheriff’s area will have rooms for Firearm and Driving Simulators, with equipment provided by Sheriff. Site exterior will include a PT field and Marching/Parade areas.
  • The conceptual aspect of the project provides for the immediate programmatic needs of the two separate departments, while responding to a long term vision of possible future development and additional facilities.