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Delta County Undersheriff Mark Taylor was able to secure a generous grant from the Colorado Peace Officers Standards and Training Board (POST) for the Technical College of the Rockies to upgrade its law enforcement shooting range with the addition of concrete lanes and yard markers. The grant is managed by the West/Central POST training region which consists of law enforcement agencies from Mesa, Delta, Montrose, Ouray, San Miguel, Gunnison and Hinsdale counties. The Delta County Sheriff's Office also contributed $1,000 toward gravel for this project.

This range has been in use in excess of 20 years with little improvements over the years. It is used by multiple law enforcement agencies in Delta and Montrose counties as well as the police academy at the Technical College of the Rockies. These much-needed upgrades are part of efforts to improve the training facilities for law enforcement officers in the area and police cadets at the college.

Without grants such as this and the continued support of law enforcement agencies in the 7th Judicial District, upgrades such as these would not be possible.

For additional information on the POST grant for this project and the involvement of the Delta County Sheriff's Office, contact Taylor at 874-2000.

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