Police Service of Northern Ireland Hydra Suite

    • PSNI Hydra Suite B Syndicate Room
    • PSNI Hydra Suite B Plenary
    • PSNI Hydra Suite B Control Room
    • PSNI Hydra Suite A Plenary
    • PSNI Hydra Suite A Control Room

The first PSNI Hydra suite opened in June 2005, with 3 staff, 5 syndicate rooms, control room, plenary, studio / role play room, and the option of using a larger lecture room as a plenary for very large groups.  Hydra rapidly proved to be a popular learning experience, and PSNI  opened a second suite in February 2007.  This is slightly smaller than the main suite with only 4 syndicate rooms and no separate studio or second plenary but otherwise includes the same full Hydra functionallity.

PSNI, NI Fire & Rescue, and the NI Prision Service are in the advanced stages of planning a new joint training college at Desertcreat, Co Tyrone. To be known as The Northern Ireland Community Safety College it will incorporate 3 brand new Hydra suites, two in the academic campus and one in the practical training village.   See www.desertcreatcollege.org for latest details.

Key Contact Numbers for the Hydra Team at PSNI:

Name Title Phone Email
Simulated Learning Unit  

0845 600 8000
ext 65296/65405


Suite Manager: Hydra Suite
Email: SimulatedLearningUn@psni.pnn.police.uk
Contact Number: 02894 488 727
Address: PSNI Learning technologies Unit, 3 Steeple Road, Antrim BT41 1AF