Tarrant County requests feasibility study for Law Enforcement Training Center
Tarrant County Commissioners plan to perform a feasibility study at $108,291 for a Law Enforcement Training Center that will provide training and education for its current and future Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office (TCSO) staff.
The current 41,717-square-foot TCSO training center is located at the Tarrant County Resource Connection. The training center only occupies more than 21,000 square feet of the single-story building. The facility was built in the mid-1970s and was originally constructed as a housing unit for Fort Worth State School. The TCSO also uses property owned by the Tarrant Regional Water District (TRWD) for its shooting range. The property is a storage lot for TRWD and was not intended to be used as a shooting range.
The project scope includes planning, programming, site assessment and conceptual drawings for the new facility. Anticipated functions include meeting and training spaces, an indoor firearms range and armory with associated gun repair and cleaning rooms, a quartermaster’s space, an emergency vehicle operations course driving track, office space, locker rooms and classrooms, storage rooms, briefing spaces, and ancillary functions. The study will also include a site assessment evaluation that meets and provides the proper amount of space for the efficient layout of the required functions identified during the programming phase.