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High Point Police Open Firearms Training Center

High Point is home to a refurbished firearms facility.

Nearly two million dollars has been spent on improvements for the 20-year-old facility. Now, officers from around the state can use the centrally located center for practice and training. Kenneth Shultz is a Major with the High Point Police Department. He says among other improvements, upgrades include a classroom and a moving target system to help with reaction time.

Kenneth Shultz: "We've built a repel tower, a shooting platform for high-angle shooting and a ballistics shoot house that allows officers to go in and do live training to simulate what they would encounter in a structure."

There will be a day and night portion of all training sessions. Typically, law enforcement officers receive training for at least four different weapons.

Jeff Tiberii covers politics for WUNC. Before that, he served as the station's Greensboro Bureau Chief.
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