The state of Florida recently announced the allocation of $965,000 in its budget for the firearms targeting system inside the city’s Public Safety Training Center that will open in Spring 2020.

The 7-acre site will focus on the critical training components associated with Kissimmee police and fire safety responsibilities. The facility will include an indoor firearms range and will better position the Kissimmee Police Department and other law enforcement agencies to provide superior firearms and scenario-based training to enhance their ability to save the lives of the officers and the community.

With a total project cost of $8.6 million, the allocation from the state will cover a project shortfall associated with the training center’s firearm targeting system, which will offer an improved learning environment necessary for law enforcement officers to meet the challenges they face every day.

Upon its completion, the city’s public safety training center will be dedicated to Sergeant Sam Howard and Officer Matthew Baxter, who were killed in the line of duty in 2017.

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