Port St. Lucie Police Department Redesigned Obstacle Course Unveiling, with the help of area businesses
For Immediate Release: Port St. Lucie Police Department Redesigned Obstacle Course Unveiling, with the help of area businesses.
At the beginning of the year, the Port St. Lucie Police Department saw the need to rebuild the Obstacle Course that was originally constructed in 1986. Over the years, the obstacles became in serious need of repair and the course landscaping was very overgrown.
The Obstacle Course is used as a tool for part of the hiring process and also for the Career Ladder Program. In addition, the SWAT Unit did not have a place to train and had to travel and use courses that belonged to other agencies.
The Training Section of the Port St. Lucie Police Department, with the help of other City Departments, began working on a plan to complete the task of creating a new course. Several area businesses were very generous and donated supplies, tools and labor. After 6 months of work we were able to finish the new obstacle course. The new course will not only be used for evaluating officers during the hiring process, the Career Ladder Program, and SWAT, but the Explorers will be able to utilize it as well. The Port St Lucie Police Department Obstacle Course redesign would have not been possible without the help of officers, city employees and businesses.
The businesses alone donated $52,000.00 in materials, not including any labor cost.
You are invited to the unveiling on September 14, 2018 at 9:00 AM. City Officials and the businesses that were a part of this will be available as well. This is a great example of community partnership. Please join us at 526 SW South Macedo Blvd., Port St. Lucie.
Lowes of St. Lucie West, Veteran’s Fence, McKinado’s Welding and Fabrication,
Pike Construction, Liberty Tire Recycling, Nature’s Keeper
Master Sergeant Frank Sabol
Public Information Officer
Port St. Lucie Police Department