Kansas regents OK $250M in renovations to law enforcement center
Kansas – The Kansas Board of Regents approved a master plan for the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center that features $200 million to $250 million in proposed renovations to the former World War II Naval Air Station in Hutchison.
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Build out of the master plan would create a public safety campus that allows partnering agencies to strengthen core competencies in basic training, expand professional development and allied agency training, implement campus security, and provide for future law enforcement needs.
This master plan will raze obsolete facilities dating to 1968, remodel existing facilities for adaptive reuse, utilize existing facilities for their current use, and build new facilities to provide needed training, housing, and program spaces.
New training facilities would include an indoor firing range, a defensive tactics building, a tactical village, a scenarios building, an administrative-welcome center-professional development complex, a multipurpose event facility, and expanded support facilities.
Regents, who oversee nine higher education facilities in Kansas, are considering a public-private partnership to help offset the costs.