Initial plans to renovate the facility started in 2005 with the replacement of the bullet trap that was no longer safe for use. Many in-house modifications served as temporary fixes. A permanent solution was considered through a holistic phased approach. Previous facility upgrades to the down range lighting dimming system and acoustic sound attenuation of the staff office were completed in the more recent years. While these modifications and renovations addressed specified deficiencies, the final phase of renovation remains to be completed.
The scope of this project is to renovate the existing one-story firearms range and training facility for the Alexandria Police Department. The primary factors driving this final phase of the project are the elevated lead levels generated by firing activities that create health concerns due to the exposure of the staff assigned to the facility as well as the officers who train at the facility. The removal of airborne particulates at the fire point during training is the chief goal of the project. Additionally, storage and operational requirements must be addressed during this renovation to support the additional staff, storage and operation needs.