HPD Firing Range In Waipahu Is A Big Hit

Wednesday - October 13, 2010
By MidWeek Staff
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The new Police Academy Firing Range, which HPD opened in May in Waipahu, is now the primary location for recruits to train in the use of handguns and rifles.

It all gives current officers a place to practice their skill and undergo firearms certification testing.

The $6.3-million indoor facility supplements the existing outdoor firing range at Koko Head, equipping officers to fight crime.

“We’re really happy with this new facility,” said HPD spokeswoman Caroline Sluyter. “It’s open day and night and offers more training capabilities for our officers so that they can keep the public safe.”

Located at 93-093 Waipahu Depot Road, the range consists of a 22,235-square-foot building with a 30-lane firing range, ordinance and target storage spaces, a weapons cleaning room and office space.

Other features include an automated target system employing two types of targets - a “running man” target that moves laterally on a track across the target line, and a pivoting target that can be turned 90 degrees to instantaneously provide a target to the shots.

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