IMPORTANT MESSAGE REGARDING COVID-19: COURSE UPDATES
The HERO center is carefully monitoring the COVID-19 situation with information provided by the CDC and with the guidance of our Emergency Management Director. We have rescheduled our Basic Threat Assessment & Case Management Course, FTO Basic Course and our FBI Basic Negotiator Course. Please visit our COURSES page to learn more. All current registered individuals have been notified by email. Any questions please contact us 651-458-2811. Thank you
For Public Safety Agencies: Facilities, Courses and Fees
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12-Lane 50 Yard Firing Range
The 12-Lane shooting range will be available for law enforcement agency use during the weekdays and public access on the weekends. Featuring a state-of-the-art MEGGIT system.
28-Seat Range Classroom (C)
28 person classroom (classroom C) which is available with rental of the 12-lane range or as separate a classroom alone.
Classroom B seats 50 (Can be opened up with A to seat 100)
Classroom B seats 50 people and Classroom A seats 50 people. Classrooms A & B can be combined with center wall opened and can seat 100 people. A small kitchenette is available off to the side of classroom B with serving window for catering. Also small break out rooms or small conference rooms are available nearby.
Classroom A seats 50 (can be opened up with B to seat 100)
Classroom A seats 50 people and Classroom B seats 50 people. Classrooms A & B can be combined with center wall opened and can seat 100 people.
Ti Virtual Reality Simulator Room
3 Screen Ti Virtual Reality Training Simulator is available for use by law enforcement and government agencies to further enhance their training capabilities. From deescalation scenarios and active shooter training this system brings the trainee as close to as real-life experience as possible.
Defensive Tactics Mats Room
Mats room features full coverage floor and wall mats for a safer physical training environment.
2 Story Tactical Training Room with Hufcor Moveable Partitions
Featuring state-of-the-art HUFCOR moveable wall partitions for unlimited configurations for your training environment. Non-marking sim rounds can be used in the indoor and outdoor ‘Reality Based Training’ areas.
2 & 4 Story Training Balcony/Stairwell
2 Story balcony with sliding residential door access for training on multi-level rescue environments. Also available is a 4 story stair tower to further enhance the agencies training needs.
Outdoor Reality Based Training Grounds/Fire Rescue Balcony/Stairwell
This outdoor Reality Based training area features a large asphalt pad for various scenario based training. A 4-story stairwell is available for stair flight scenarios. Also a 2-story balcony with railing and sliding glass door entry into the indoor reality based area for rescue based scenario training in elevated scenes. Also a large parking lot area for additional training opportunities and a large helicopter landing pad for your training needs.
Secure Outdoor Yard / K9 Training Area
Lobby and Restrooms
Lunch / Break area seating
Catering Kitchen w/ Serving Window into Classroom
Pre-Training Staging Area with Presenting capabilities
This pre-staging area was designed to allow groups using the Mats room or virtual simulator, an area in which they can stage an wait or stage and have someone present information to the group with full audio/visual capabilities available at this location as well as they run individuals through scenarios.
Outdoor Reality Based Training-Houses
This outdoor reality based training area features a split-level home and rambler style home for reality based scenario. Both have breach doors for battering rams and the rambler door can handle small charges on the door system for dynamic entry.
4-Lane 50 yard shooting range (No Public Use)
This 4 lane range was designed for law enforcement agency use which is separated from the 12-lane range and not accessible by the public during public shooting hours. The 4-lane range has 4 fixed targets down range which can turn but cannot move forward or back. If needed agencies can rent the 12 lane and 4 lane range if 16 lanes are needed for their training. Call to request the 16 lane.
We have snack and beverage vending onsite featuring Pepsi products, Coke, Diet Coke, and Rockstar Energy drinks.
Explore our different training spaces and facility features.
12-Lane Range4 hour minimum rental required
Programmable target control
Shooting distance 50 yards
Raised track to allow for a vehicle in range
Troy Acoustics for noise reduction
Mats Room4 hour minimum rental required
Completely padded walls and floors
Excellent for defensive tactics/RTR training
Direct access to 'Reality Based Training' area
Direct access to VR simulator room
Classroom(s)4 hour minimum rental required
Classroom A seats 50 people
Classroom B seats 50 people
Classrooms A & B combined seat 100 people
Classroom C seats 28 people
Indoor Reality Based4 hour minimum rental required
Unlimited floor to ceiling room configurations
Flexible situational training environment
Fast, easy setup within minutes
Rugged and durable walls
Outdoor Reality Based4 hour minimum rental required
Split entry home with battering door/deck
Rambler home with explosive entry
Rear entry/egress access points on houses
Large parking lot for traffic scenarios
Virtual Simulator1 hour minimum rental required
Ti 180 degree training system
Interactive Senarios with adaptability
3 Screen system with instructor controls
AR-15, Glock, Taser, OC , shotgun & flashlight
Public Access: Shooting Range, Classes, and Fees
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10125 85th Street S,
Cottage Grove, MN 55016
(Use GOOGLE Maps, as Apple Maps is currently not correct)
8 AM Monday – 5 PM Friday (Private)
Weekend Hours (COMING SOON)
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