As recipient of a federal grant and other capital funding, the City had the initial capital to consider development of its own local shooting range for Police Department training. Griffin was asked to investigate the long term operating cost implications, and to develop a needs assessment and facilities program that would provide for a comprehensive training resource. A survey of facility revenue opportunities, tabulation of operating costs, and assessment of alternative users and program components led to a financial analysis of long-term operations, and the determination of break-even conditions.
Based on a positive financial outlook for the shooting range, the City requested Griffin to further its services and manage the design and construction of the range within an existing 23,855 square foot City-owned warehouse. The project resulted in a 5,500 square foot, 10-lane shooting range, 2,700 square foot simulation room, as well as a training room and armory repair room. The remaining portions of the building are dedicated to property and evidence storage. To provide trainees with realistic scenarios, the shooting range offers a roll-up door to bring in vehicles, and the simulation room offers the ability to manipulate the walls to create dynamic training exercises. This project was completed on time and on budget.