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James J. Rowley Training Center Master Plan

Master Plan
[PDF 23.8 MB]
Environmental Assessment
[PDF 3.1 MB]

October 1, 2012 November 2, 2012
Description of Project

The The United States Secret Service (USSS) has prepared an updated master plan for the James J. Rowley Training Center (RTC). The RTC, located in Prince George’s County, Maryland, is owned and operated by the U.S. Secret Service (USSS). The mission of the RTC is to develop, administer, and coordinate all training programs related to the protective, investigative, and administrative activities of the agency. The USSS proposes to update its Master Plan to allow for gradual expansion and program improvements over the next 10 to 15 years.

The 2012 James J. Rowley Training Center Master Plan (2012 RTC Master Plan) documents the physical requirements and proposed engineering and architectural direction for the development of a world-class training campus for the U.S. Secret Service (USSS). The programs and services offered through the training center are intended to equip all USSS law enforcement professionals with the skills, knowledge, and abilities needed to carry out the agency's critical mission. The evolution of the national security environment has placed greater demands on the USSS and law enforcement professionals across the country. This Master Plan lays the groundwork for phased improvements to the USSS's principal training venue to ensure that the campus keeps pace with the needs of the agency and can expand to serve the specialized training needs of state, local, and private law enforcement professionals. Such enhancements will further the sense of institutional pride and shared experience for USSS personnel who first pass through the campus for Basic Training and then return for In-Service Training throughout their careers.

Planning objectives for the 2012 RTC Master Plan include the following:

  • Ensure efficient use of campus resources;
  • Provide facilities that support the most advanced and effective law enforcement and national security training possible, including arms, tactical, situational, and classroom training;
  • Provide adequate recreational and physical fitness facilities;
  • Accommodate inter-campus transportation;
  • Distinguish and differentiate secured areas from non-secured, public areas;
  • Provide facilities to support concurrent Basic Training of new recruits and on-going In-Service Training of current agents;
  • Establish architectural design guidelines to achieve coherent campus-wide architectural and environmental development;
  • Identify near-term and long-term development objectives;
  • Develop probable costs for phased development; and
  • Coordinate with regional review agencies,

The master plan was last updated in 1996.

Input Requested
Members of the public as well as local and federal agencies are encouraged to submit written comments.

Submit Comments to:
Mr. Shane L. Dettman
Senior Urban Planner
National Capital Planning Commission
Suite 500 North
401 9th Street NW
Washington, DC 20004
Fax Number : (202) 482-7272

Commission Action Requested
Comments on the master plan and transportation management plan should be provided by November 2, 2012.

Expected Date of NCPC Action
The master plan is anticipated to be reviewed by NCPC on December 6, 2012.

Historic Preservation (section 106) Consultation Process
Other Information
The master plan and environmental assessment are available by clicking on the links below:

James J. Rowley Training Center Master Plan
James J. Rowley Training Center Master Plan Environmental Assessment

Printed copies of the master plan and environmental assessment are also available for review from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (Monday thru Friday) at the offices of the National Capital