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A Regional Law Enforcement Academy: Fulfilling Voter Intent for Public Safety

I'm Karl Dent, candidate for El Paso County Commissioner District 4, and I believe in a safer and stronger El Paso County. Let's put the public safety sales tax, already approved by voters, to good use by creating "The El Paso County Law Enforcement Training Center."

In our changing world, law enforcement faces new challenges. To address them effectively, we need to equip our officers with up-to-date skills and knowledge. This training center aligns perfectly with the voters' intention behind the sales tax.

This facility will offer modern training and certification, meeting today's needs and future demands. It's not just about training our officers but also helping smaller agencies that can't afford their academies, aligning with the voters' goal to enhance public safety.

By providing diverse training locally, from K9 certification to active shooter responses, we prepare our officers for the diverse challenges they face. This is what the public safety sales tax was meant for.


Coordination among agencies during crises, like active shooter responses, becomes more effective with standardized training. This training center ensures everyone is on the same page.


Financially, this center is efficient as it could repurpose an old closed school building, making the most of existing resources. By doing so, agencies can share costs, alleviating the burden on taxpayers and maximizing the effective use of the sales tax.

Furthermore, this facility can generate revenue by offering training to outside agencies, creating a sustainable model that benefits our community and aligns with the voters' original intent behind the sales tax.




The creation of "The El Paso County Law Enforcement Training Center" not only enhances public safety but also fulfills the voters' intention behind the public safety sales tax. It's about collaboration, efficiency, and being prepared for the challenges our community faces. Let's invest in a safer and stronger El Paso County together.



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