Center for Advanced Skills Training in Law Enforcement
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O’Fallon has planned and developed a unique facility, the Center for Advanced Skills Training in Law Enforcement that seeks to unite regional law enforcement training, continue the proactive approach on joint law enforcement operations, and enhance the economic development of the region by bringing in law enforcement officers, both local and out of state, for training and conferences, thus putting Missouri on the map as a national resource for law enforcement training.
No other facility within multiple states combines all these attributes under one roof. This allows Missouri to keep its officers in state, keeping training and lodging funds to a minimum, resulting in economic benefits for the region. This facility is a win-win for regional economic development, criminal interdiction, law enforcement recruitment and retention, revolutionizes law enforcement training, and puts Missouri in the national spotlight as a leader in public safety.
This proposed training center is located on an 87-acre site located off Hwy 79, north of Interstate 70.
Letters of Support
Building on established partnerships in both the St. Louis region and throughout the state of Missouri, the O’Fallon Police Department has secured support from law enforcement associations. Both the Missouri Police Chiefs Association and the St. Louis Area Police Chiefs Association have endorsed the construction of the Center for Advanced Skills Training in Law Enforcement because of its ability to provide a wide range of training that can’t be found in the region.
A one-mile Emergency Vehicle Operations Course
Many law enforcement agencies have little to no hands-on EVOC training. The safety requirements of operating a police vehicle at any speed cannot be overstated. Currently there are no EVOC tracks in eastern Missouri. This course will include an operating traffic intersection, skid pad, and wet-condition simulation.
A 200-yard rifle and pistol range
In a partnership with St. Charles City, the proposed range will provide training opportunities at shooting distances regularly faced by officers such as hallways in large schools and businesses. This facility will also alleviate crowding at existing outdoor ranges.
A two-story, 11,000 square foot simunition house
The training provided by simunitions is the closest thing to forceon- force encounters without the use of real firearms. Having a modular and adaptive space in a safe environment allows training that takes officers to the edge of preparedness for critical encounters.
Providing space for K9 training, agility, and kenneling to create a state-of-the-art facility not found anywhere in eastern Missouri. This training center will be equipped to host multi-state K9 qualification trials.
Institutionalizing drone training is a must for future generations. Partnering with high-stress training results in a better prepared officer, providing the best of services to residents. This newer technology will continue to evolve and advance allowing officers to be on the cutting-edge in this field.
This site provides specialized training that will allow SWAT teams to train together in one location. Sniper training at the 200-yard range, an obstacle course for physical fitness testing, a breachers alley for hostage rescue training, and an area set aside for bus and airplane hostage rescue scenarios.
The main campus building will be home to seven classrooms for basic law enforcement and continued education training, each equipped with state-of-the-art technology. In addition to the classrooms, the building will include an indoor gymnasium and a virtual reality situation-based training platform that allows officers to safely train for every situation.