Driving track dedicated

Surrounded by members of local law enforcement agencies and representatives of the Peace Officers Standards and Training Board (POST), Alamosa Mayor Ty Coleman, center, cuts the ribbon on the mile-long law enforcement driving track located at the shooting range east of Alamosa.

“Protecting the safety of our dedicated members of law enforcement and ensuring they have the training tools they need is very important to my office, and to the Peace Officers Standards and Training Board (POST). The POST Board was honored to be able to provide nearly $400,000 to help build this driving training track, which will allow law enforcement to access state of the art training,” stated Attorney General Cynthia H. Coffman about the new driving track in Alamosa.

Alamosa Police Captain Sam Maestas explained that the process to complete the $500,000 driving track took about five years and was successfully completed with the POST grant. He said it is available for driving training for all law enforcement in the San Luis Valley. ACI laid the asphalt for the track. Mayor Coleman added his appreciation to all those involved in the cooperative effort.