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Chief & Attorney General Fire First Shots

Mayor Paul Soglin and Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen joined Chief Noble Wray this week at the Madison Police Department's Training Center, 5702 Femrite Dr. to officially open the MPD's new indoor shooting range.

It is key component of the center, a facility which - when complete - will serve as a state of the art training complex to be shared with other law enforcement agencies.

The range allows up to 12 to shoot from 5 to 25 yards out at a variety of targets. Unlike "fixed ranges," this one offers participants the opportunity to drive a squad car into the range and "move and shoot" behind a dozen portable barricades. Targets can turn 360 degrees, and can "run" in different directions.

The MPD is grateful for the support of Mayor Soglin and the Madison Common Council, without which the full potential of the training center could not be realized.

The news conference, dedicating the range, can be seen by clicking on the Watch on YouTube icon, which is located beneath the Stay Informed banner (this is toward the bottom right of the MPD's homepage).


  • Joel DeSpain, 266-4897
  • Sgt. Mike Hanson, 261-5545