Playas Training and Research Center (PTRC) currently serves local, state, federal, and the international law enforcement community. It provides a safe and secure environment for any training that supports the mission of the world's peacekeepers. It offers a controlled and realistic training environment which offers law enforcement personnel a premier training experience.

PTRC's range platform is unique, adaptive, and comprehensive, sharpening and advancing the effectiveness and appropriateness of law enforcement tactics, techniques, and procedures.

The expansive urban range contains over 100 standard residential structures, some fully instrumented for remote viewing and recording. During After Action Review, training can be reviewed and trainees can evaluate their performance. These training structures are available for a full range of tactical, K-9, and patrol-based scenarios.

Capabilities and Capacities 

Live-fire weapons training complex with

Plan, practice, and execute within a controlled and realistic environment:

Multi-purpose training room designed to support defensive tactics, close-quarter countermeasures and reality-based training scenarios

Reality-based Training

Realistic training is immersion into a simulated environment in which disbelief is suspended by sensory information, interations, and scenario. The concept involves more than scenery and saturates trainees with the smells, sounds, and tastes of everyday life in another culture and place. Roleplayers are native to the scenario, speaking native languages and interacting through a lens of cultural expertise. Realistic simulation of wounds, time-pressure, mission obstruction, and explosives and weapons heightens stress and better prepares military personnel for performance in the field.

Reality-based training is directly attributable to helping officers in high stress situations. Officers who have “lived” the situation before can:

PTRC contributes to realistic training by furnishing livestock (donkeys, goats, sheep, chickens) and role players (either local or contracted through providers) engaged in daily life routine. Native Afghanistan role players have been a key resource in military training within the past six months.