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Regional Firearms Training Center

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Albemarle County is working to develop a regional firearms training center.  The center will provide unprecedented training and education in the use of firearms and will improve the safety and effectiveness of our local law enforcement agencies. The construction and operations of the facility will be funded jointly through a partnership between Albemarle County, the City of Charlottesville, and the University of Virginia (UVa). In December 2013, the region was awarded approximately $2.9 million from the Office of the Attorney General of Virginia to fund capital costs associated with the construction of the center.

After an extensive site selection assessment, the Board of Supervisors made the decision to locate the center at a site owned by UVa on Milton Road. The proposed site currently houses an outdoor firing range, which is owned and utilized by UVa. However, the completion of the new facility will result in the permanent closure of the existing outdoor firing range.

This project is a high priority for our region, because as we grow and our issues become more complex, joint and multidisciplinary training becomes increasingly critical. The new center will allow multiple agencies to train together in preparation for joint responses. 



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