ABILENE, Texas -

The Abilene Police Department's newly constructed Police Academy will be celebrated during an open house today.

According to past news articles, the facility will give the department more classroom space.  A new main classroom will seat more students than previoiusly, police have said, and the building will provide new state-of-the-art training technology for training.

The news media has been invited to attend the celebration, which starts at 1:30 p.m. on the academy grounds, 4557 E. Lake Road.