The mission of the Regional Public Safety Training Center is to provide the highest quality training resources and educational opportunities which provide partnering agencies the most cost-effective way to train their personnel.
Be the premier provider of public safety training in the Western United States.
Opened in 2002, the Center is owned by Washoe County and managed under an Interlocal Agreement with the City of Reno and City of Sparks. Six public safety agencies: Reno Police Department and Reno Fire Department, Sparks Police Department and Sparks Fire Department, Washoe County Sheriff’s Office, and Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District share in the governance and costs to support Center operations.
The 124-acre and modern Regional Public Safety Training Center includes such state-of-the-art facilities as:
- High Tech Tiered Classrooms
- Computerized shooting ranges>
- Seven Story burn tower
- Confined space labyrinths
- USAR Rubble Pile
The Training Center is improving training efficiencies through the integration of technology. Investments in infrastructure, learning management systems, simulators, and distance learning technologies will reduce training delivery costs as well as enhancing the learning experience. These efforts will increase anytime/anywhere access to learning, maximize capacity of available resources, and reduce costs associated with training public safety personnel.