How Allen Police Got a State-of-the-art Indoor Gun Range on a College Campus in McKinney

ALLEN (technically) — Collin College’s new Public Safety Training Center may be nearly seven miles from Allen’s northern border, but step into the center’s pistol range and you’re technically on the city of Allen’s property.The more than 10,000-square-foot room, concrete-lined with noise-suppressing paneling along the ceiling, belongs to Allen through a land-lease deal, even though the facility has a McKinney street address. There’s even an Allen city-limits sign on one wall to prove it.Although it’s far from the rest of town, this little piece of the city is helping Allen police officers train regularly and practice realistic scenarios in a controlled, indoor setting.  Continue reading...

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