May 23, 2024

McHenry County Regional Training Center – Firearms Facility Celebrates Grand Opening

McHenry County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with the McHenry County Board, Village of Cary, Cary Police Department, Algonquin Police Department, McHenry Police Department, and Lake in the Hills Police Department, celebrated the grand opening of the McHenry County Regional Training Center – Firearms Facility with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, May 23.

McHenry County Chairman Mike Buehler, Village of Cary Mayor Mark Kownick, and Sheriff Robb Tadelman spoke on the opening of the range, noting McHenry County’s collaborative spirit. Chaplain Ron Rovner performed the invocation and blessed the building, praying for the safety of all police officers. 

The Firearms Facility is an indoor law enforcement range with ~11,000 square feet of space consisting of a ten line 50-yard range with a 35-person classroom, firearm cleaning room, and a range control room. The range is designed specifically for law enforcement training, with mechanical targets and room for vehicles and other large objects for tactical training. The building was built within Village of Cary’s Public Works property. 

In the past, McHenry County Sheriff’s Office utilized an outdoor range in Hartland or would travel across Chicagoland for trainings. Other participating agencies would rent space at private ranges to complete mandatory firearms training. Much like the Regional Training Center, the Firearms Facility will help to keep “McHenry County police officers trained to high standards efficiently and affordably in their backyard,” said Sheriff Tadelman.

McHenry County Regional Training Center is set to host its first training in early June. McHenry County Regional Training Center, which is a complimentary building to the Firearms Facility, opened in October of last year.