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The training center is located at 115 CO Highway 141 and is on an 80-acre parcel acquired from the US Bureau of Land Management by CMU.


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Colorado Law Enforcement Training Center dedicated

The Colorado Law Enforcement Training Center (CLETC) was officially dedicated in a ceremony on Aug. 15. CLETC is a long-envisioned regional training center catering to the needs of law enforcement, first responders and students in CMU’s Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) academy.

The highlight of phase one of this multi-phase project was the construction of a driver training track that is approximately three-quarters of a mile long and three lanes wide.

This multi-agency project was envisioned by former Mesa County Sheriff Riecke Claussen nearly 20 years ago. Through the support of numerous funding partners, use of the facility will begin soon.

The dedication ceremony featured comments from President Tim Foster, Mesa County Sheriff Stan Hilkey, Colorado Attorney General John Suthers and Grand Junction Mayor Sam Susuras, as well as presentations from city, county and CMU leadership.

The training center is located at 115 CO Highway 141 and is on an 80-acre parcel acquired from the US Bureau of Land Management by CMU. The first phase cost $1.4 million. Partners in the venture include CMU, the City of Grand Junction, Mesa County and the 21st Judicial District Seizure Board of Directors.

Future additions planned for the training center include a simulated city block training area, a pistol shooting range, a POST classroom building, a fire training area and a fitness course. •

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