In October 2005, 30 communities put in a bid to be the site of the proposed police college (Airdrie later withdrew its bid, leaving 29 communities in Alberta vying for the college). 10 communities were cut from the list in March 2005, leaving 19 communities. 4 months later, in July, it was narrowed down to 4 communities; Camrose, Fort Macleod, Lac La Biche and Red Deer County, and a 4-person selection committee was chosen by the Alberta Government. After visiting each community and considering each of their bids, the committee chose Fort Macleod as the site of the training center.
When Ed Stelmach became the new premier of Alberta, there was speculation of a cancellation of the project, but these proved to be false. The center will be built on 320 acres of land in the southeast corner of Fort Macleod. It is expected to include classrooms, a library, a cafeteria, accommodations, indoor and outdoor firing ranges, a driving course and recreational areas. The town will take care of all utilities on the land, while the college itself will be built by a public-private partnership (P3), and is expected to open in 2010. Who will receive the contract for the project has not yet been decided. The college is expected to provide an economic boom in Fort Macleod.