Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office Breaks Ground for Advanced Regional Training Facility

Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office Breaks Ground for Advanced Regional Training Facility

January 10 2024

On January 10, 2024, a significant milestone was marked by the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office as they broke ground on a state-of-the-art regional training facility. This facility, located at the juncture of West Fairground Rd. and Stella Rd. in Rosenberg, will serve as a unique training venue for an array of law enforcement agencies including municipal, county, state, and even federal institutions.

Stretching over 30.25 acres of Fort Bend County property, the groundbreaking marked the beginning of an ambitious project, one that will result in a 189,523 square foot complex dedicated to quality training and preparation of officers from varying branches of law enforcement. This 2-story training facility will be equipped with eight modern classrooms, an auditorium, administrative offices, conference rooms, and specially dedicated spaces for the Sheriff’s Office Emergency Communications Center and EMS administrative offices.

A rendering of the new FBCSO training facility. (Source: FBCSO)

The future occupants of the facility will include not just Academy instructors and supervisors, but also administrative staff, Kids and Cops Officers, and firearms and driving skills instructors. Additionally, the second floor of the facility is set to house Telecommunicators, dispatchers, supervisors, and support staff.

Planned as more than just a building, the complex will include a separate firearms range, spanning 80,193 square feet, designed to provide realistic training simulations, including active shooter scenarios. Overhead walkways within the complex will facilitate performance assessment by instructors and enable teams of officers to manage threat exercises. Among other features, the complex will also boast a ½ mile long concrete driving track, a skills tower for SWAT teams, K9 training area, a physical fitness center, a padded defensive tactics room, and a computer lab.

Fort Bend County Sheriff Eric Fagan at the groundbreaking ceremony for the new FBCSO training facility on January 10, 2024. (Source: FBCSO)

“We are pleased to have the support of Commissioners Court in creating a modern training complex to keep our employees highly trained, skilled, and competent. A well-trained department provides quality public safety services to our community,” said Fort Bend County Sheriff Eric Fagan.

Approved by the Fort Bend County Commissioners Court on September 26, 2023, the property lease for this facility exemplifies progress and a commitment to public safety. The Fort Bend County Texas Public Facility Corporation lent $150 million to CFC-EpiCenter to build the training complex and lease county land for the project. Leased over a 30-year period, the county will assume ownership of the building after an annual payment contract of $7.5 million.

Sheriff Eric Fagan expressed his enthusiasm over the project, noting, “This is an outstanding opportunity for law enforcement personnel in Fort Bend County and this region to receive skills-based training in a modern facility with a quality firearms range, well-designed driving track, progressive computer lab, and technologically advanced classrooms.” 

By Tiffany Krenek, My Neighborhood News 
Tiffany Krenek has been on the My Neighborhood News team since August 2021. She is passionate about curating and sharing content that enriches the lives of our readers in a personal, meaningful way. A loving mother and wife, Tiffany and her family live in the West Houston/Cypress region.

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