Sheriff's Office

Regional Public Safety Training Center (RPSTC)

The mission of the Regional Public Safety Training Center is to provide training resources, supreme educational programs, and a state-of-the-art facility that offer partnering agencies and the community the most cost-effective way to develop our region's hardworing and dedicated public safety personnel.

The Regional Public Safety Training Center (RPSTC), located on 124 acres in Reno, NV is an $18 million multi-use training facility which is owned by Washoe County. The RPSTC operates under an Inter-local Agreement between Washoe County and the Cities of Reno and Sparks. This agreement allows for equitable participation in the administration and management of this state-of-the-art facility. Annual costs are apportioned between local law enforcement, and fire agencies. The budget provides for administrative support, operational costs, maintenance, and capital outlays in support of the RPSTC's mission.

Opened in 2002, the facility was envisioned to provide an exceptional training and learning environment for first responders as well as a cost savings to taxpayers. The RPSTC has high capacity fiber optic networks, wireless access points, state-of-the-art classrooms, a seven-story burn tower, off-road and paved emergency vehicle operations courses, shooting ranges with computerized target systems, props for hazardous materials and technical rescue training, and a functional chemistry lab. 

The RPSTC hosts law enforcement and fire academies as well as specialized courses throughout the year. RPSTC classrooms and other training resources are also available for use by non-partnering public safety and government agencies for a fee.

Learn more about the RPSTC here.