HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. -- A contract has been awarded for the construction of 250-room residence halls and a student center at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection's training facility in Harpers Ferry.
U.S. Sen. Jay Rockefeller said Tuesday the contract awarded by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will let students stay for extended periods of time to get the training they need. He says the project will save the federal government millions of dollars in training and travel expenses.
Financial details of the contract weren't disclosed. The project is scheduled for completion in 2016.
More than 12,000 officers are trained annually at the Advanced Training Center, which opened in 2005. The center has since added a dining hall, high-tech security facilities and a college providing operations and management training programs.