Public Safety Academy: Ivy Tech South Campus
7602 Patriot Crossing
Fort Wayne, IN 46816-2520
Building hours vary each semester.
Public Safety Academy: Ivy Tech South Campus is part of the College's Coliseum and North campuses in Fort Wayne. Through an agreement, Ivy Tech Northeast subleases all 132,000-square feet of the PSA. The College assumes all management until the bonds that financed the building's construction are retired in 2022. Once the construction debt is paid off, Ivy Tech Northeast will own the building. The plan preserves the PSA's public safety mission while eliminating cost contributions from the city.
Ivy Tech Northeast offers its students a wide range of courses at the Public Safety Academy: Ivy Tech South Campus.
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- Criminal justice
- English composition
- Fire protection
- Law enforcement
- Paralegal studies
- Public speaking
- Reading and writing
- And more!
When registering for classes, look for FWSPS under the location for courses
at the Public Safety Academy: Ivy Tech South Campus
Access via Citilink.
In August 2012, Citilink installed a bus stop on Patriot Crossing, closer to the building's entrance.
Tenants and Partners
Anthis Career Center - Fort Wayne/Allen County Office of Homeland Security - Fort Wayne Police Training Center
High Performance Government Network - Indiana State Department of Health/GP Strategies Corporation
IPFW - Fort Wayne Fire Department Division of Training and Development
Safety Village and Survive Alive House
Facility and Location
Public Safety Academy: Ivy Tech South Campus is 132,000-square feet of joint-use training and education space. An emphasis on technology and online learning helps the campus export its training services throughout the region and the state using a fiber optics network. Conference areas, a planning center, and public access space is available for regional training and meetings.
- Gathering Area
- Police/ Fire Training
- Police Administration
- Fire Administration
- Law Enforcement Classroom
- EMS Classroom
- Dry Lab
- Wet Lab
- Mat Room
- Firearms and Driving Simulator Suite
- Simunition Room
- Apparatus Bay
- Firing Range (16 Lanes)
- Weight Room
- Locker Rooms
- Education Offices
- General Purpose Classroom
- Computer Room
- Tiered Computer Room
- Recording Studio/ Media Room
- Planning Room
- Emergency Offices
- 12 general-purpose classrooms
- 18 education offices
- 290-seat auditorium
- Two 24-seat computer labs
- EMS classroom
- Gymnasium and locker rooms
- Faculty and administrative offices
- Recording studio/media room
Directions to Public Safety Academy: Ivy Tech South Campus
From the south:
Take I-69 north to exit 96A (I-469). Continue on I-469 to exit 11 (U.S. 27). Turn left (north) on U.S. 27 (Decatur Road). Continue 3 miles north to Southtown Centre. Turn left in the main entrance (at the stoplight by Wendy's). Go straight on Southtown Boulevard. between Menards and Wal-Mart. The Public Safety Academy is behind Menards & Walmart.
From the north:
Take I-69 south to exit 115 (I-469). Continue on I-469 to exit 15 (Tillman Road). Turn right on Tillman Road. Continue approximately 4.5 miles to Lafayette Boulevard (fourth traffic signal). Turn left. Turn right in the main entrance to Southtown Centre. Go straight on Southtown Boulevard, between Menards and Walmart. The Public Safety Academy is behind Menards and Walmart.
From downtown Fort Wayne:
Go south on Clinton Street/U.S. 27. Clinton merges with Lafayette Boulevard at McKinnie Avenue. Continue south to Southtown Centre. Turn right in the main entrance. Go straight on Southtown Boulevard, between Menards and Walmart. The Public Safety Academy is behind Menards and Walmart.
From Fort Wayne International Airport:
Turn right on Ferguson Road. Continue on Ferguson to U.S. 27 (Decatur Road). Turn left (north). Continue approximately 2 miles north to Southtown Centre. Turn left in the main entrance (at the stoplight by Wendy's). Go straight on Southtown Boulevard, between Menards and Walmart. The Public Safety Academy is behind Menards and Walmart.