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Lancaster County Metro Firing Range Project

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $89,435)

The Edward Byrne Memorial Discretionary Grants Program (Byrne Discretionary Program) helps local communities improve the capacity of local justice systems and provides for national support efforts. This project is authorized and funded through a line item in the FY 08 Congressional Budget. Funds should be used for purposes recommended by Congress.

The County of Lancaster will provide law enforcement officers at the Lancaster Sheriff's Department with a firing range for training. Currently, the sheriff's office shares a range owned by the City of Lancaster that is outdated and provides only limited space for firearms training and qualification. This grant will provide Lancaster County with a modernized firing range and would be available for use by the City of Lancaster, State Constables, SC State Guardsmen, SC Probation and Parole, SC Highway Patrol, SLED Agents, and other law enforcement entities. The County of Lancaster will purchase a targeting package that includes decision making targets allowing users to engage in 'shoot, don't shoot' scenarios, software that controls the entire range and allows storage of scenarios to ensure all officers receive the same training, and installation. They will also acquire railroad ties to protect tracks and target equipment from damage from errant shots as well as minimize ricochets, concrete, conduit, and junction boxes to protect the electrical and computer cables and airlines. The ultimate goal of this project is to provide a firing range facility equipped with the necessary equipment to properly and fully train the Law Enforcement community of Lancaster County with regard to weapons training and use of force.


Date Created: August 18, 2008