Our Entry in the competition for the Police Academy featured an S-shaped four-story building set on a three-story service plinth. The S-shaped building holds all the office space and the two train- ing programs, In-service Training and Recruit Training, each with a central court . The plinth below contains parking, other service functions, and program areas used by all training programs. The In-Service Training portion of the building is oriented toward the Grand Concourse, emphasizing the connection between the community and the Police force. In the center is an auditorium, public library, museum, and gymnasium. The Recruit Training portion of the S-shape is oriented toward a landscaped park, which forms the fourth side of a campus 'quad', which is to be used as the muster deck. The running track is on the roof. The actual Building Area is 863,000 S.F.Our design intent is o create a building which is simple in configuration, distinctive in use and arrangement, and providing flexibility for the future. The design is a compact four story building set on a three story service plinth. The scheme allows for effective use of the site by locating the two largest program components above and below the main elements of the building; the tract/par course is located on the roof and the parking is below grade in the service plinth. This strategy creates design flexibility, ample site area for future expansion, an efficient, economical building.