Mayor Buckhorn and Chief Ward to Cut Ribbon on New Firearms Training Facility

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Mayor Buckhorn, Chief Ward, and members of the Tampa Police Department will join community leaders to cut the ribbon on the new Tampa Police Department Firearms Training Facility on Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at 2:00 p.m.. The new training facility is located at 116 South 34th Street, and the ribbon cutting ceremony is open to the public.

Today, officers drive over an hour to train at the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office facility in Lithia, costing them time out on the streets keeping Tampa’s citizens safe.

The outdoor firing range will have 40 shooting lanes and will be enclosed by three walls, with baffle roofing that will prevent bullets from straying outside the range. In addition to the shooting range there will be a classroom, office space as well as a simulated shoot house that will showcase moveable walls enabling the officers to simulate a variety of real-life scenarios.

WHO: Mayor Bob Buckhorn, Chief Eric Ward, Members of TPD, and Community Leaders

WHAT: Opening of New City of Tampa Firearms Training Facility

WHERE: 116 South 34th Street

WHEN: Tuesday, March 8th at 2:00 p.m.