Located in Merrill, Wisconsin, NTC’s Public Safety Center of Excellence (PSCOE) is the region’s premier training facility for local, state and federal training. The Public Safety Center of Excellence offers 24/7, all hazards, all weather advanced training in a technically integrated and realistic environment.
Types of Training Offered
We are proud to provide professional training and continuing education for America’s heroes — public safety professionals representing law enforcement, fire and emergency medical services (EMS).
All courses and programs offered through the School of Public Safety are certified to state and/or national standards.
Explore the Facilities
From classroom spaces outfitted with the latest technology to real-life training apparatus, including a Tactical Safety Range and Emergency Village, the Public Safety Center of Excellence offers a wide array of hands-on training facilities that prepare public safety professionals for the worst in the best simulated environment for learning.
Get an up close look at our state-of-the-art facilities by watching the drone tour video or exploring the individual training locations below.
Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) Facility
Wilderness Training Area for Search & Rescue and SWAT
Deer Stand Approach & Rescue Training Site
Railroad Crossing and Railcar Training Area
Trench Rescue Training
Collapsed Venues for Search & Rescue and K9 Training
Two-Lane Roadway With DOT Signage, Centerline and Fog Line
Campsite Approach Training With Camper and Clandestine Lab
Air Medical Landing Zone Training Site and Roundabout
Water Rescue and Recovery Training Site With Dry Hydrant Location for Rural Fire Water Operations
Search and Rescue Building With Instructor Catwalk
Restaurant Response Training
Mobile Home Response Site
Fire Splash Tower
Vehicle Extrication Pad and Downed Power Lines Simulator
LP Burn Simulators for Fire Training
4-Story Certified Burn Tower With Rope Rappelling Capabilities
Single Family Home With Basement
Four “Main St.” Business District Buildings (Emergency Village) for Urban Simulation Trainings
Indoor Shooting Simulator
EVOC Skid Pad and Defensive Driving Area
State-Of-The-Art Control Tower and Technology Center With Briefing Room and Classroom
Natural Gas Leak Detection Field
DOT Regulated Traffic Standards
Tactical Safety Range
Classroom Location With Three Classrooms
Reserve Training Facilities
Contact the School of Public Safety
Your request is important to us. If you’d like more information on the Public Safety Center of Excellence, available courses and certification opportunities or customized public safety training available, or if you have other questions, please call us or complete the following form and someone from the School of Public Safety will follow up with you.
Address: 1603 Champagne St., Merrill, WI 54452