In June we announced our acquisition of land and the decision to relocate our advanced tactical operations training facility to South Carolina. Selected after a nationwide search the move was a smart one and enhances our ability to deliver second-to-none training to our nation's first responders.
Renovations at the Barnwell and Denmark facilities in South Carolina are ongoing. We're currently in phase three of a six phase project slated for completion January 1, 2009. Soon thereafter, we'll begin offering facility rentals to our partner organizations. GTI is quickly gaining widespread recognition among all disciplines of homeland security, and our collaboration efforts with other law enforcement and military agencies is multiplying.
In addition to commanding the right location, creating an international Center of Excellence commands the right personnel. During this move, four of our long-standing employees travelled 2,500 miles cross country with their families from Idaho to South Carolina -- we thank them for their dedication and years of support. Additionally, three South Carolina residents have joined our elite team, and we look forward to their many years of service.
As we continue to address the readiness needs of this nation, the tempo at which GTI delivers training to first responders (at our facility in South Carolina and throughout the U.S. in a MTT format) is picking up pace. From coast to coast, the need for DHS funded curriculum is evidenced by the number of students enrolled in GTI programs. As of our last count, South Carolina's law enforcement agencies have more officers with DHS Typing System certification than any other state. And, the majority of Ada County Sheriff Department officers are now Type II certified in Idaho. The increase in number of law enforcement professionals with DHS funded training certification isn't just a trend, it's a quest for excellence in counterterrorism techniques among our nation's finest. I'm pleased to be part of an elite organization that facilitates it, and I hope you'll join us.
Chadd Harbaugh, GTI President