LVMPD’s training center helps officers prepare for critical scenarios

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – This is a facility to help local police officers prepare for the worst. Nevada law enforcement officers say they will be as ready as possible, thanks to a new training facility.

The Tactical Training Center has everything law enforcement needs to prepare for real-world scenarios. Their latest project will be to create a makeshift school here in their new building.

Being prepared for any type of critical incident is crucial when every second counts.

At Metro’s brand new reality-based training center, Senators Catherine Cortez Masto and Jacky Rosen have secured $3 million in federal funding to help purchase technology, training materials and other resources.

“Ensuring that our law enforcement officers, firefighters, paramedics, everyone has the tools they need and the ability to train and prepare for anything that can happen to keep them safe. of our community. “We never know what’s coming our way,” Sen. Cortez Masto told 8 News Now.

Senator Jacky Rosen emphasized the need to ensure the safety of our first responders.

“We want you to come home safe every night, which is why we have centers like this,” she said.

On Friday, new details of Uvalde, Texas following a fatal shooting surfaced as scores of learned officers waited to enter the Texas school classroom.

Undersheriff Christopher Darcy says Metro’s training center will help prepare his team to react to situations immediately.

“When we respond, we will enter the structure. So we have an entire section dedicated to training our officers on this,” Darcy said.

They continued to reflect and learn from the October 1 shooting that claimed the lives of 60 people at a concert in Las Vegas.

“That way we’ll do better if it happens again,” he added.

Those who participated in Friday’s tour say they’re confident these training scenarios will help them respond immediately and keep the community safe, whether you’re a Southern Nevada resident or just visiting here.

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