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Gateway opens new Kenall Protective Training Center

Gateway Technical College opened its new Kenall Protective Services Training Center today, a facility that will house training with the potential to benefit law enforcement officers and members of the public across Wisconsin.

So said Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch, who spoke at the event held in the new facility located on Gateway Technical College’s Kenosha Campus. Kleefisch lauded the new center, as well as the many members of law enforcement attending the event.

"When I saw the list of law enforcement agencies who have had graduates come from Gateway, I knew this investment by Kenall was one that would affect everyone across the state,” said Kleefisch.

“It’s no wonder that Kenall decided to make this investment not only in Gateway, but in your futures. Because, it is in your futures that you will protect the future of all of us in Wisconsin.”

The center will provide a state-of-the-art training site for Gateway’s law enforcement academy, as well as professional and ongoing training for area law enforcement agencies. It includes newly remodeled tactical training areas, added classrooms, a 12-lane shooting range and a crime scene investigation lab.

“What you will see in this facility is inspiring,” Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth told the audience.

The training center consists of remodeling done to existing space as well expanding the Technical Building on the campus’ southwest corner for the shooting range.

Gateway Technical College during its November 2016 board of trustees meeting named the Kenall Protective Services Training Center in recognition of the company’s donation of $250,000 to the Gateway Promise program. The center and other specific training sites will also provide demonstrations of situation-appropriate lighting solutions.

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