RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – After years of major improvements, Wake Technical Community College unveiled a new law enforcement training facility, which included an indoor gun range, on Monday.
Since the facility first opened in 2009, the school has been adding onto the facility located on Chapanoke Road.
The 35,000-square-foot facility will give officers access to a fire arms training simulation center, an indoor shooting range and a defensive tactics room.
Following weeks of increased violence, training is one of the most important tools officers have to keep themselves and the public safe, said Wake County Sheriff Donnie Harrison.
“I can tell you from personal experience that training is what it’s all about to save a life,” said Harrison. “The more you train, it just comes natural.”
In the future, Wake Tech says they plan on adding an outdoor gun range.