When Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced his bold vision for a brighter future in February, the City of Kissimmee hoped it would include $965,000 for the firearms targeting system inside the City’s Public Safety Training Center, which is expected to be completed in the Spring of 2020. However, that was not the case as the governor vetoed that item from his budget causing the city to take another look at its budget plans.
“The new Public Safety Training Center is important for our residents, our officers, and members of law enforcement from around the region. We are going to work hard to make the necessary budget adjustments to ensure the project is completed on time,” said Mayor Jose Alvarez.
The City of Kissimmee Public Safety Training Center is a seven-acre site that will focus on the critical training components associated with Kissimmee Police and Fire safety responsibilities, and will include an indoor firearms range focused on enhancing their ability to save the lives of the officers and the community.
The total cost of the Kissimmee Public Safety Training Center is $8.6 million, and upon its completion it will be dedicated to Sergeant Sam Howard and Officer Matthew Baxter, who were killed in the line of duty in 2017.