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The Raleigh Police Department will construct a state-of-the-art training facility that will serve to train and develop members and training guests for the next 30 years.
Public art will be located in the 2000 square foot public lobby space and will address how community members engage with the multiple historic, cultural, and social stories that emanate from the rich legacy of policing in Raleigh. The public art will ideally contribute to celebrating that historic landscape with creativity and respectful storytelling. Additionally, public art will help to inspire police staff and new trainees.
This project is part of the Percent for Art program and complements the Law Enforcement Training Center project.
The Law Enforcement Training Center was intentionally designed to focus on the Raleigh Police Department's core values: Community, Collaboration and Partnership, Trust, and Making a Difference in the Communities We Serve, and with the belief that in 30 years the Raleigh Police Department can and will continue to make a difference in the communities they serve. This facility began with the vision that serving the community was bigger than the Raleigh Police Department.
For the last two years, the Raleigh Police Department has had the opportunity to showcase memorabilia, artifacts, and archival treasures at the Raleigh Museum during the month of May, which is Peace Officers Memorial month. The new training center will offer the unique opportunity to incorporate those artifacts and create artworks or exhibitions that can assist in educating and inspiring new officers, as well as the community they serve.
Deborah Aschheim makes installations, sculptures, and drawings about memory and place for buildings, parks, hospitals, transportation, and social media platforms. She has explored themes of collective memory, oral history, and social justice themes in vernacular history projects that blend participant interviews with drawing to bring the stories of diverse communities to life.