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Henderson Co. leaders say new law enforcement training site has cheaper price tag

Henderson County commissioners have found a new site for a law enforcement training center after previous locations were met with opposition from community members. (Photo credit: WLOS staff)

Henderson County commissioners have found a new site for a law enforcement training center after previous locations were met with opposition from community members.

At this point, county officials aren't saying where it will be. They want to meet with neighbors and discuss what the new site would include. They say it will be in a remote part of the county and would save tax payers money.

"We found a site that we think will work for that," Henderson County Manager Steve Wyatt said. "We're going have kennels, dog training, search and rescue training."

They're discussing the possibility of renting it to agencies from other areas.

"We would work out a fee schedule and host other counties in North and South Carolina. This would be a real regional asset," Wyatt said.

He said one of the biggest criticisms of having the facility at Blue Ridge Community College was the price tag.

"You were looking at $28 million," Wyatt said, but went on to explain this new mystery location will be a lot cheaper. "We're looking at saving $22 million."


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