City breaks ground on public safety training facility

artist rendering of public safety training facility
On Thursday, Nov. 17, City officials broke ground on Round Rock’s first Public Safety Training Facility.

The $29-million, 65,000-square-foot building is being paid for by bond funds as well as the City’s Self Financed Construction fund — a bucket that gets filled when more people Shop the Rock.

The facility will include:

  • Police and Fire administration and training offices
  • Classrooms
  • Training room
  • Warehouse
  • Fire scenario training warehouse
  • Firing range and associated classroom and storage space
  • Highway response course and driving skills pad
  • Five story burn tower
  • Fuel spill, drafting tank, and derailed train props

“Quality training is critical to our community,” City Manager Laurie Hadley said. “Providing the best possible training environment for our public safety officers is essential to keep up with the demands of our growing city and will control training costs long-term.”

The training facility, adjacent to Police Headquarters on North Mays Street, was designed by Brinkley Sargent Wiginton Architects. It is being built by CHASCO Constructors.

Construction is anticipated to be complete in summer 2018.

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