Local agencies on board with new training facility for Cape Coral police

Reporter: Nicole Lauren
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To help protect you and officers in life and death situations, Cape Coral is pushing for a new tactical training facility in the city.

Monday morning, Homeland Security, Department of Justice, and local officials are throwing their support behind the plan to put the facility on Andulusia and Durden Parkway.

They want to turn the field into a state of the art training facility that will benefit not just Cape Coral, but other agencies throughout Southwest Florida.

Lee County’s Sheriff Marceno wrote a letter in support of the facility, saying it would alleviate the burden.

Right now, the LCSO range is really the only option for Cape Coral police to train. The other ones nearby are the Charlotte County gun range, which is now shut down.

And the Hendry County range, they occasionally use, but it is over 50 miles away.

We know Mayor Coviello is on board, but the test will be council members.

The meeting is Monday morning.

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