The Georgia Public Safety Training Center and the Georgia Police Academy celebrated the opening of two new state-of-the-art training facilities. The November 9th ribbon-cutting ceremony and tours marked the official opening of the Active Shooter Building and the Live Fire Shoot House.
The new 1.2 million dollar Active Shooter Building and $400,000 Live Fire Shoot House are the results of research and planning by GPSTC leadership and instructors who recognized the need for officers to train in realistic simulations. Their construction would not have been possible without the support of the members of the General Assembly and the Governor.
The Active Shooter Building, located in the Mock Village, is a fully functional 7,200 square foot training facility simulating a school or business. Instructors and role players can set up scenarios in virtually any room to allow students to train for an active shooter response and numerous other scenarios where citizens could be in danger. Using the latest technology, materials, and movable walls, instructors can set up rooms in countless configurations. This challenges the students to constantly reevaluate their tactics and trains them to make better decisions.
The Live Fire Shoot House, located in the Firearms complex, is a 360-degree live fire training facility that allows realistic close quarter training in a simulated home or business. Covering approximately 2,000 square feet, the facility utilizes rifle grade steel to provide safe containment of live rounds fired inside any room. Specially designed ballistic foam furniture is used to add realism to the training by simulating various settings. The walls, bullet traps, floor plan, tension lock doors, and the catwalk were all designed using the latest cutting-edge shoot house technology to provide students with the best, most realistic training possible.
Check out more photos at Flickr.com!