The Ryton Hydra Suite was commissioned and licenced in 2007 and is one of three College of Policing Hydra Suites in the UK situated on a multi-purpose secure site that is staffed 24/7. The site is capable of delivering high quality training events, workshops, key briefings, conferences and seminars to a wide range of policing and public sector audiences. It provides a 354 bed residential site with quality, ensuite facilities plus state of the art simulation facilities and a 250 seat conference centre. The Hydra Suite has a large Plenary room, six syndicate rooms, video editting suite, dedicated studio and 'live' role play room. The large Control Room also has a separate Subject Matter Expert and facilitator room.