AMSTERDAM, N.Y. (NEWS10) — The city of Amsterdam unveiled plans to restore a unique indoor training facility at their police headquarters.
Unable to afford to renovate when lead was discovered in the mid-nineties, the department was forced to shut down their indoor shooting range.
On Thursday, Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara announced a $285,000 investment to restore the range.
The project once completed, is estimated to save significant overtime and travel costs that come with not having nearby alternative training.
“Overtime has been going through the roof because you have to take everybody out to a public range and you’re trying to do it all in one day so everybody’s got to be compensated,” said Amsterdam Chief of Police, Gregory Culick.
The chief says the facility will be state of the art.
They are hoping to open it some time next year.