- Photo courtesy of Florida Highway Patrol

Photo courtesy of Florida Highway Patrol

Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) broke ground on an Advanced Vehicle Operations and Training Complex at the Florida Public Safety Institute in Havana. The complex will allow officers to enhance their personal driving skills and experience emergency operations in a safe, controlled environment. It will include a 1.4-mile driving track.

“The complex will offer advanced training to include traffic incident management, high speed driving, and comprehensive vehicle operations to improve public safety,” said Colonel Gene Spaulding, FHP director, in a statement.

Driver safety is a major focus for the highway patrol agency. FHP troopers patrol nearly 32 million miles per year.

In the future, FHP plans to expand the complex to institute emerging best practices based on intelligence-led training and national trends. The project encompasses approximately 100 acres of land.

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