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TEEX’s Central Texas Police Academy held an official ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new circuit training exercise track on April 12. The track, located at the Texas A&M Riverside Campus, is a 400-meter state-of-the-art outdoor track facility for training Central Texas Police Academy cadets. The L-shaped track includes 10 circuit training stations, an all-weather, rubberized surface and park-style lighting.

Special guests attending the ribbon-cutting ceremony included Academy graduate and Bryan Assistant Police Chief Peter Scheets, who chairs the Central Texas Police Academy Advisory Board. Other Advisory Board members at the ribbon-cutting included Advisory Board Vice-Chair Linda McGuill of the Brazos Valley Council of Governments, Sgt. David Villareal of the Brazos County Sheriff’s Office, Ray Powell, one of three civilian members, and TEEX Program Manager Cullen Grissom.

“This new track is revamping the way we train our police academy cadets,” said John Orozco, Project Coordinator with TEEX Public Safety and Security . “They will work on a series of 10 stations placed around the track, which range from chin-up bars to squatting weight centers. The cadets will be working on the track for the academy’s 16-week duration.”

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