Pasco Commissioners support proposed Forensics Training Center on US 41

The Pasco County Board of County Commissioners (BCC) signed a letter during the January 10, 2017 BCC Meeting to support a proposed forensics training center in Pasco County.

The project would be a partnership between Pasco-Hernando State College, the University of South Florida, the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office, and the Pasco County Board of County Commissioners.

The letter will hopefully help gain state and federal support to fund the project.

“I think this location along U.S. 41 is a perfect location due to its proximity to Tampa,” said Board Vice Chairman Mike Wells, who drafted the letter. “I believe this project will help bring additional jobs to Land O’Lakes. I’m glad the full board supports the idea and with this letter we hope to gain support on the state level.”

“The citizens of Pasco should be extremely proud that this center and our partnerships will make us a leader in anthropology research,” said Pasco Sheriff Chris Nocco. “The training center will enhance public safety and we believe will bring economic development through research and development.”

If built, this would be only the seventh facility of its kind in the United States.

The letter can be read at the following link: http://bit.ly/2jERWTv.