LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — First responders in Nevada will soon have a new place to train for events like 1 October.
On Thursday the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department unveiled the spot where construction of the Reality Based Training Center is underway.
Gov. Steve Sisolak and other public officials will visited the site to discuss plans.
The project includes two buildings, one for classroom training and administration and the other for training areas that look like casinos, apartment buildings and more.
Tom Kovach, executive director of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Foundation, says officers will learn progressive de-escalation tactics and train for a joint response too emergencies.
“Our officers will be best trained to respond to incidents large and small- unfortunate mass casualty incidents like One October as well as individual incidents that might involve only one civilian,” Kovach said.
The project cost is slated at $25 million and the foundation has raised $17 million of that. Kovach says it is privately funded.