Local & Regional
12:40 pm
Wed January 20, 2010

Officer Training to be Relocated

Oklahoma City, OK – Academies moving to Oklahoma City

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Department of Corrections plans to move its correctional officer training program from Wilburton to the Highway Patrol Training Center in Oklahoma City.

The agency announced Wednesday it will also move a separate employee training facility from the College of Continuing Education at the University of Oklahoma to the Oklahoma City facility.

The move is expected to save the state more than $500,000 without reducing services.

Rep. Randy Terrill of Moore says the move will centralize and consolidate training for correctional officers.

Terrill says it will also save taxpayer money while maintaining training standards. Terrill heads an appropriations subcommittee that oversees public safety and the judiciary.