Mayor Sarno Announces Agreement with EOPSS to Utilize SPD Shooting Range for Police Firearm Certification

Springfield, Mass. — Mayor Domenic J. Sarno announced Monday that the City of Springfield as come to an agreement with the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security (EOPSS) to utilize the Springfield Police Department’s Shooting Range for police firearm certification.  The agreement is for a five (5) year period with an option to renew the terms of the agreement up to two, five year periods.  As part of the agreement, the EOPSS agrees to pay the City of Springfield $364,740 per year or $30,395 per month, which covers 50% of the rent, plus 50% of the property insurance cost.

The EOPSS will use the Springfield Police Department Shooting Range for police firearm certification and training purposes for all state and local law enforcement agencies as administered by the EOPSS and the Municipal Police Training Committee (MPTC).

Mayor Sarno states, “I want to thank CAFO TJ Plante and my dedicated city team for their efforts working with the EOPSS and Executive Director for the MPTC retired Chief Robert Ferullo to get this agreement done.  This is a great partnership with the state.  This type of agreement to utilize our state-of-the-art SPD shooting range facility with the state and other local law enforcement agencies has always been our intention from the onset.  CAFO TJ Plante, Commissioner Clapprood and I had a vision for this facility to serve the police firearm certification needs not only for our SPD but for all state and municipalities too and I am proud to see that vision come to fruition.”