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New training facility unveiled for Boise Police off of Kuna Mora Road

Posted at 10:13 PM, Jun 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-23 00:13:59-04

Boise Police officers have a brand new place to train, and it's a 2.8 million dollar improvement.

They say it's a good thing because room to room searches for armed suspects require special training.
That's just one reason why Boise Police built a brand new facility off Kuna Mora Road.
They say they had been training in the main police station, which was uncomfortable at best..

"People were actively working in the building so it makes it awkward when looking under their desks." says  Corporal Chris Davis with Boise Police.

Now, trainees can practice their technique in the hallways below, while instructors can monitor their progress from above.

The facility also has an all weather firing range that replaces the old one at Military Reserve.
Boise Police say having top notch training facilities is one more reason why Boise Police stick around.

"You have a lot of agencies that they'll go for 3 or 4 years and off to another and another," says Boise Police Leutenant. Greg Oster, "We don't have a lot of that.  When officers are hired they stay until retirement."
Boise Police have practiced at their old firing range in military reserve since 1960.