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Collin College Houses New Regional Training Center

IACLEA member institution Collin College in McKinney, Texas, opened a state-of-the-art training facility on September 28. The Public Safety Training Center serves as the home for the Fire Science and Law Enforcement academies at Collin College. The center also provides expanded training and professional development opportunities for local fire departments and law enforcement agencies. 

Situated on 25 acres near the corner of Bloomdale Road and Redbud Boulevard in McKinney, Texas, it is one of the most advanced training centers in the state. The center consists of fire science training grounds, a reality-based simulation village for police training, three separate shooting ranges, nine classrooms, and 200 parking spaces. Including the main building, two burn structures, and an outdoor pavilion, the center occupies 128,000 square feet.

“Collin College is experiencing unprecedented growth, and the new Public Safety Training Center is the tip of the spear,” said Collin College Police Chief Bill Taylor, an IACLEA past president. “It represents a joint venture with the college and the cities of Allen and McKinney to have a regional facility that provides state-of-the-art academic, skills, and in-service training for this part of Northeast Texas. Additionally, within the next three years, our agency looks forward to a new police headquarters building for the Collin College Police Department in McKinney!”

Watch a short video of the new center here:


Ribbon-cutting at Collin College for the new state-of-the-art Public Safety Training Center.


Collin College Chief of Police Bill Taylor and college Vice President of Administration/CFO Ken Lynn discuss public safety after the ribbon-cutting ceremony.

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