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Dunwoody Police Lt. Fidel Espinoza performs a handcuffing demonstration at the new training room at the North Shallowford Annex.

DUNWOODY, Ga. — The City of Dunwoody has opened a new facility on North Shallowford Road to provide indoor classroom space for Parks and Recreation programming and a training center for the Dunwoody Police Department. 

The second story of the annex includes a firearms simulator and defensive tactics training room. Police officers will be able to use the training room to practice defensive tactics, weight training and handcuffing techniques. 

“We can do training closer to home and we can do more of it,” Police Lt. Fidel Espinoza said. “We no longer have to jump through hopes to rent space, and now we can invite other departments here to train with us.”

In 2011, Dunwoody paid $1.4 million for 5 acres and a 12,000-square-foot building, which was recently renovated to serve as the annex. It is equipped with a new automated external defibrillator donated by the Dunwoody Homeowner’s Association. 

There was an open house for the city’s new North Shallowford Annex on Sept. 18. The annex is at 4470 N. Shallowford Road at the intersection of Peachford Road.

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