Opened in 1988, this facility is named in honor of Senator John J. Shumaker whose vision, determination and commitment to community service were the catalyst for the establishment of the Harrisburg Area Community College Public Safety Center. This center stands as a lasting tribute to Senator John J. Shumaker who devoted his life to public safety and the betterment of society.
The Center combines a wide variety of training programs for police, fire, healthcare and emergency-service personnel as well as response and safety training for private industry and other organizations. The Center delivers customized educational and training programs for most courses offerings at off-site locations. For on-site instruction, the Center utilizes the Public Safety Training Center, a 12-acre complex of training facilities located just north of HACC's Harrisburg Campus.