The RCTA has an Urban Training Complex (UTC) for both law enforcement and military use. The UTC is an eleven-building complex located on the Academy grounds. This location offers a secure training environment where counterdrug professionals need not worry of their training philosophies or tactics being observed or recorded by passers-by. The UTC is designed to enhance a student's performance and understanding of classroom training through effective and immediate"hands-on"application.
The complex is available for use as an independent training area for agencies not attending RCTA classes, but need a secure environment to practice and hone their counterdrug skills and tactics.
The UTC is located just north of the RCTA Headquarters building. It is designed to enhance the realism and training quality of urban training. Its design represents a realistic urban training environment. The structures that make up the UTC are as follows (please go to the Image Library for pictures):
1 ea. - Motel, two-floor, multi-room
1 ea. - Pharmacy, single-floor, multi-room
1 ea. - Office complex, single-floor, multi-room
1 ea. - Convenience Store, single-floor, multi-room
2 ea. - Mini warehouse, single-floor, multi-room
1 ea. - Rappel tower, four-floor, 40 ft.
1 ea. - Residential house, single-floor, multi-room
1 ea. - Barn, two floor, multi-room
1 ea. - UH-1 Helicopter hull
1 ea. - Mobile Home, 12 ft. X 60 ft.
1 ea. - Dog Kennel, 12 bays
The UTC was designed and constructed primarily to train civilian law enforcement officers. Priority for use of the UTC is as follows :
1. In support of courses conducted by RCTA
2. Civilian Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs)
3. Military/government organizations *
4. Other agencies