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Sedgwick County Formally Approves Law Enforcement Training Center Project

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Sedgwick County Commissioners formally approved plans for a new law enforcement training center to be shared with the City of Wichita.

The unanimous vote today meets a deadline in the bid process and clears the way for the project to move forward. The city and county want to build a $9.5 million state-of-the-art training facility on Wichita State University’s Innovation Campus.

The Kansas Board of Regents and other state entities would have to approve any facility built on the WSU campus.

The city and county have been trying to work out an agreement for a new training facility for nearly two decades. Officials say the current center is not meeting training needs because it’s too small and outdated.

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