Simunition Shoot House

As a part of our commitment to the ongoing training and development of our personnel, Sheriff Smith recently unveiled the agency’s new “simunition” shoot house which allows training for STPSO personnel and specialized units related to urban entry techniques and tactics in residential and business settings. The facility also allows for improved training for potential active shooter situations through scenario-based training. Previously, STPSO personnel were forced to travel outside the parish to train at facilities that charge for use and/or presented scheduling challenges. Locally, this type of training has been limited to retired ammunition bunkers located at Camp Villere, which were converted for training purposes, but have deteriorated over time.