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Governor Greg Abbott today attended a dedication ceremony for the new South Texas College Regional Center for Public Safety Excellence (RCPSE) in Pharr, Texas. The new state-of-the-art facility will provide public safety education and training opportunities for both law enforcement and members of the public. Additionally, the RCPSE will make South Texas College the first community college in the nation to provide training for local, county, state and federal law enforcement along the U.S. and Mexico border.

“This center will provide cutting-edge technology, innovative, education and world-class training for the next generation of law enforcement,” said Governor Abbott. “Keeping Texans safe is my top priority, and I thank all those involved with this effort for laying the groundwork for a safer and more secure future for Texas.”

The RCPSE will contain law enforcement and fire safety training structures, a vehicle skills pad, an emergency vehicle operations course, simulated weapons center, target range and other state of the art components. The target range will be open to the public for firearms safety training, practice shooting, and skills development.

Additional educational opportunities, activities and events available at the RCPSE include:

•Hunter Education

•Training in Hunter Target Acquisition

•Firearm Familiarity

•Firearms Safety Education Training

•Enhancement of Beginner and Intermediate Shooting Skills

•Game Laws and Ethics Training

•Club Memberships for Hunters and Shooters

•License to Carry (LTC)

•Field Days for Live-Fire Skills Training