Quantico 1989

FBI Academy in late 80s. From these pictures only Scully and Mulder are missing

The FBI Academy is the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s law enforcement training and research center located near the town of Quantico in Stafford County, Virginia. Operated by the Bureau’s Training Division, it was first opened for use in 1972 on 385 acres (1.6 km²) of woodland, which is not available for public tours.

At the academy four times a year 250 students attend a ten-week course. The complex consists of three dormitories, dining room, library, classroom-building, forensic science research facility and training center, big conference rooms, chapel, administrative buildings, a large gym and sports ground and a fully equipped car repair shop.


Hogan’s Alley

But the most interesting is the practice hall that imitates a real country town. The 31 year-old – built in 1987 with Hollywood help – Hogan’s Alley was named after the imaginary criminals Mecca of a notorious comic strip. Here, the typical facades of small-town buildings are train new agents for FBI and DEA. In the buildings located further classrooms, audiovisual equipments, warehouses, administrative and maintenance areas. Behind Hogan’s Alley is a 2 km car driving and defensive driving course. Multiple shooting ranges of the FBI, the DEA and other law enforcement agencies are carried out on an indoor and twelve outdoor pistes and a 200-meter sniper track.

In Hogan’s Alley – like in typical american city – is a hotel (The Dogwood Inn), a laundry room, a hairdresser, a billiard room, shops and residential homes, most of them named after the main events of the FBI’s past.

I found these photos in Getty’s photo gallery, taken at the end of the eighties, that’s why theres sometimes a horrendous watermark but folks … these images are amazingly good!

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