'Hydra attempted to blackmail the world with a biological weapon.
'This group is comprised of the most brilliant criminal scientists on Earth, beginning during World War II.'
'UK viewers are reminded that policing strategy and training is to be on a global basis.
'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.
'There are currently international Hydra suites in the U.S.A. Canada, Australia and Ireland.
'All of these suites deliver their own bespoke exercises.
'For example, the LAPD suite run Counter-terrorism exercises, and the suite in New South Wales run a pandemic exercise.
'In line with standard Hydra practice, the international suites also build on the knowledge and experience of colleagues across the globe.
'With the advent of Hydra in the Cloud, the possibilities for further linking up these multiple sites are exciting: For example, a Hydra exercise could begin in one suite in London, the storyline could then move to Ireland, then America, and could finish in Australia.'
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The Hydra Foundation Community
'There are now 84 Hydra and Minerva suites around the world and coverage across the UK is extensive.
'The majority of these are suites Police and Fire Service; Hydra is also operating in the Ministry of Defence Police, and the UK National Crime Agency and the UK National College of Policing.
'Across the world, Hydra is opeating in Ireland, LAPD, and there are three Police installations in Australia, in Victoria,, Perth and the Australian Federal Police at Canberra.
'FLETC, The Department of Homeland Security USA, has a suite in its Training Centre in Georgia.
'There are strong partnerships with a number of universities across the UK.
'The community is an active one, the Hydra licence ensures that all Hydra courses are available, free of charge, to all Hydra suites.
'There is a dedicated Hydra User Group that supports all suites through the Hydra Foundation website.
'There are regular Hydra User Group meetings at various locations around the UK, with international representatives attending, either in person or via video links.'