BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WECT) - Brunswick County purchased about 82 acres of land in the Green Swamp area between Winnabow and Shallotte for the development of a new firing range.
A spokesperson for Brunswick County Sheriff's Office says this new facility is a great need for the department so that deputies can hone their shooting skills.
Commissioners just approved the architect's design at a board meeting on Monday night.
The firing range currently used by the department belongs to the Law Enforcement Association.
Any BCSO deputy who is issued a weapon must qualify with 85% shooting proficiency.
The state requires 70%, but Sheriff Ingram requires 85%.
No word yet on when construction will begin.
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