Katella Training Facility
The Orange County Sheriff Department (OCSD) utilizes two training sites ensuring the best learning environment possible, depending on the specific needs of the course. Advanced officer training is primarily conducted at the Katella Facility in Orange. The Katella Training Facility in Orange, California, houses the qualifications range, tactical range, administrative offices, advanced officer training, and elements of Homeland Security Division’s Special Enforcement Bureau.
OCSD was in need of a facility that would allow more space for target practice and tactical training for several Orange County law enforcement agencies that use the facility. There is also a need for incorporating movement, barricades, and multiple targets into law enforcement training. The existing facility did not have the capacity or space to handle these requirements. Plans were developed and permitted to expand and remodel the existing range in Orange.
JOA Group provides on-site construction management services. Responsibilities include check-in and check-out of daily worker crews, coordination and monitoring of contractor access and work, addressing field-related issues, and photo documentation of daily progress. In addition, JOA Group reviews the status of RFIs and submittals as well as coordinates with key stakeholders such as OC Public Works, contractors, and utility agencies.