ADAMS COUNTY, Colo. -- It has taken 12 years and millions of dollars, and finally the Flatrock Law Enforcement Training Facility in Adam County is up and running.
You could call it a one stop shop for new and experienced officers and deputies.
Adams County Sheriff Doug Darr said, “It’s the fact you can come to one location and get all your training needs met, which is very rare for any training facility throughout the nation.”
The first phase includes a state of the art firing range, simulator, fitness and arrest control building, a 1.3-mile highway driving course, and a 6-acre skills pad.
The new cadets get about 50 hours behind the wheel, learning everything from driving fast to skid control. The instructors say they need to train deputies and officers to get to the scene without crashing.
The new facility is open to law enforcement agencies around the state and even the nation. Division Chief, Michael McIntosh said, “The more realistic we can make training, the better benefit it is for the officer and quite honestly that expands out into the community.”
Sheriff Darr said, “The bottom line is to make sure we have better skilled more trained law enforcement officers because our job is to help people in the community, the better prepared we are for that, the better we will do.”
With nearly 400 acres of open space, they have plenty of room to grow. For more information and job opportunities: