By Alex Robinson

The grand opening of the new police academy in College Point has been moved back to 2015 following more delays, a police source familiar with the project said.

The academy was originally set to open in the spring, but there were delays because of damage caused by Superstorm Sandy and a fire which ripped through the new facility in 2013. It was then scheduled to open its doors in July, but suffered further delays from vestiges of the fire and flood, the source said.

The NYPD is currently working with the city Buildings and Fire departments to get all of the building’s mechanical systems approved and a temporary certificate of occupancy.

The NYPD expects the new academy’s first class of recruits will walk through the facility’s doors in January.

Reach reporter Alex Robinson by e-mail at arobinson@cnglocal.com or by phone at 718-260-4566.

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