Tour Dunwoody police’s new training facility, gunfire simulator

Dunwoody is preparing to open a new facility that will serve as a training center for the police department and meeting space for the parks and recreation department.

The city plans to hold an open house for the new center, called the North Shallowford Annex, on Wednesday, Sept. 18 from 4 to 6 p.m.

Located at 4470 N. Shallowford Road, the facility will feature a state-of-the-art gunfire training simulator and a room focused on defensive tactics training, which visitors at the open house will be able to tour, Dunwoody said in a statement.

“The annex will also allow us to bring in instructors and courses from around the country to train our officers in various specialized programs instead of having to send our officers out for training,” Dunwoody police spokesman Sgt. Robert Parsons said in a statement. “We will also use the training annex to host numerous community classes such as CPR, Mental Health First Aid, the Citizens Police Academy, and others.”

The North Shallowford Annex will also house classroom space for the Dunwoody Parks and Recreation department.

The city purchased the five acres of land for $1.4 million in 2011, and recently spent $879,000 to renovate the 12,000-square-foot building.

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