Take a virtual tour of our HERO Training Center

(April 9, 2019) We just wanted to give you a quick look at the construction progress here at the HERO (Health and Emergency Response Occupations) Center. It’s the beginning of April, the walls are up, and we hope to be fully-enclosed sometime in May. Scroll down for more details, including contact information if you’re interested in membership or rental opportunities. The facility, operated by the cities of Cottage Grove and Woodbury, is just a 15-minute drive from St. Paul.

The Cities of Cottage Grove and Woodbury are constructing a regional state-of-the-art immersive training center for police, fire, and emergency medical services (EMS). The facility will be constructed on an undeveloped 9-acre parcel adjacent to the Cottage Grove City Hall and Public Safety Building, located at 10125 85th Street South, Cottage Grove, MN.

HERO (Health & Emergency Responder Occupations) Integrated Training Facility in Cottage Grove, Minnesota

  • 12 Lane, 50-Yard Indoor Firearms Range
    HERO Range
  • 4 Lane, 50-Yard Indoor Firearms Range
  • Large, Fenced In, Outdoor Training Area (K-9, Fire Operations, Tactical Response)
  • Indoor, Reality Based Training Pod
  • Drive-Through Training Bay
    Training Bay
  • Two-Story, Hufcor Movable Wall System
  • Fully-Padded Defensive Tactics Room
  • TI Training Use of Force Simulator
  • Three Classrooms

Located in Cottage Grove, Minnesota and operated and owned by the City of Woodbury and the City of Cottage Grove

For Membership and Rental Information Contact:
Cottage Grove Police Department
Greg Rinzel, Deputy Director of Public Safety

Woodbury Police Department
Kris Mienert, Assistant Director of Public Safety