The Texas A&M Riverside Campus is a 1,900-acre campus adjacent to State Highway
47 and Highway 21 west of Bryan, Texas. The Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service
occupies about 100,000 square feet of offices, classrooms, and laboratories. The
agency also maintains outdoor training facilities at Riverside, including overhead and
underground electric-power training fields, a firing range and a live-fire shoot house
for law enforcement officers, a heavy-equipment training field, an emergency-vehicle
driving track, unexploded ordnance ranges and search grids, and simulation prop
houses for tactical training.
The TEEX Firearms Range is a 20-station range equipped with computer-controlled turning targets. It includes dual horizontal moving targets with shooting positions out to 75 yards. The range includes an environmentally friendly bullet trap that captures all fired rounds. The bullet trap is rated to handle all common police firearms up to and including 50 BMG rifles.
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Simulation Prop Houses
The TEEX Simulation Prop Houses include four duplex homes, each representing a small two-bedroom home adapted for tactical training and simulations. Each house has one or more tactical breach doors that allows students to train for all types of forced-entry situations using a multi-purpose steel frame and door system that is easily adjustable and infinitely reusable. The interiors are hardened to allow for practical simulations, including high-risk entries, distraction devices and defensive tactics simulations.
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Live-fire Shoot House
The TEEX live-fire shoothouse is an all-weather indoor training facility. The rifle-rated shoothouse provides a 360-degree ballistically safe environment
designed for learning, teaching, and evaluating close-quarter skills like room clearing and team tactics. The facility is equipped with cameras and recording
equipment for after-action critiquing and video documentation of training.
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Unexploded Ordnance Ranges and Search Grids
TEEX offers the only commercially available Unexploded Ordnance Technician (UXO) I course recognized by the U.S. Department of Defense. Students train on TEEX's UXO ranges and search grids to identify and locate subsurface and surface UXO using military and civilian magnetometers, perform UXO excavation procedures, transport UXO and demolition materials, prepare firing systems for destruction operations, and more.
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Emergency Vehicle Driving Track
TEEX has a long history of delivering training in emergency vehicle driving and provides one of the most dynamic and fluid courses available. The TEEX emergency vehicle driving track - with its 11 training stations - helps students to safely respond to incidents by giving them hands-on practice that builds confidence in their equipment and individual performance in emergency driving situations.
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Circuit Training Exercise Track
The circuit training exercise 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 station, an all-weather, rubberized surface and park-style lighting. The new track is the first phase of a complete physical skills training center, part of a proposed capital improvement program for TEEX's Public Safety and Security.
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