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Boone County Sheriff Dwayne Carey appears in-studio Friday morning on 939 the Eagle's "Wake Up Mid-Missouri" (April 19, 2024 photo from 939 the Eagle's Stephanie Bell)

(LISTEN): Boone County Sheriff Dwayne Carey discusses law enforcement training center on “Wake Up Mid-Missouri”

Boone County Sheriff Dwayne Carey is excited about this week’s groundbreaking ceremony for the new multi-million dollar Boone County Sheriff’s regional law enforcement training center in Columbia. The groundbreaking ceremony took place on Wednesday. Sheriff Carey joined us live on 939 the Eagle’s “Wake Up Mid-Missouri”, telling listeners that he’s excited. He praises the bipartisan group of people who helped fund the project, crediting Boone County Presiding Commissioner Kip Kendrick (D), along with Missouri Senate President Pro Tem Caleb Rowden (R-Columbia), Senate Appropriations Committee chairman Lincoln Hough (R-Springfield) and House Budget Committee chairman Cody Smith (R-Carthage). Sheriff Carey says the facility, when completed, will allow the sheriff’s office to expand exceptional law enforcement training to partners statewide. Sheriff Carey notes that since 2020, his department has lacked a permanent training site for law enforcement deputies. The new facility will provide an all-in-one training center for law enforcement and first responders in Boone County, as well as those who serve statewide. The new facility will include a 160-seat training room, a driving simulator, an indoor tactical gun range, a large indoor “warehouse” area for traffic stop training as well as school resource officer training. Construction is expected to be done by late 2025, weather permitting:

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