CUYAHOGA FALLS — The police department will host a public open house at its new shooting range and training center this weekend.
The event will happen Saturday, Nov. 16, from 9 to 11 a.m. at the training facility at 3499 Wyoga Lake Road, behind Fire Station 5.
The 9,440-square-foot building has a 10-lane tactical shooting range, training rooms and a simulator in which officers can practice dealing with situations in which they must decide between using their sidearms, or not.
The overall design and construction cost of the facility was $2.57 million, and the city received a $200,000 grant for the project from the Ohio Department of Public Safety, according to city spokesperson Kelli Crawford-Smith.
Cuyahoga Falls Police Chief Jack Davis told council on Tuesday that about 40 dates have been reserved in the facility for training sessions in 2020 and the site has been approved for academy training.