“It’s wonderful to have such an exceptional facility on the east side of the state. It will provide training for multiple jurisdictions and will increase the knowledge base and skill levels statewide,” said Monica Alexander, Executive Director for the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission.”
The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office Regional Law Enforcement Training Center, designed by (Clark Nexsen)’s Public Safety design team, officially opened in October. The ceremony marked the completion of construction on the first-of-its-kind facility shared between local law enforcement agencies and the US Air Force. Over 100 law enforcement members, elected officials, and military leaders attended the event, toured the facility, and watched training demonstrations.
Years in the making, this project required coordination between the Clark Nexsen-led design team, Spokane County’s Board of Commissioners, the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office, and Fairchild Air Force Base.
The Air Force Headquarters Lead for Partnerships, Toniann Fisher, said this project is being considered a model for similar projects. “The Air Force is hoping to repeat the success of the regional training center in other communities,” Fisher said.
The compound features a fully tactical, 21-lane indoor small arms firing range emergency vehicle driver training course, exterior covered simunitions shoot house facility, helicopter rescue training tower, on-grade helicopter landing pad, indoor and outdoor K-9 training site, simulator space, an armory, operations spaces, instructor offices, training classrooms/conference rooms, and associated supporting site features and storage spaces. Learn more about the new facility here.