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Simulator training proving a helpful tool in police training

From local police departments and sheriff's offices to the Kentucky State Police, there are countless brave men in and women who put their lives on the line to defend us and our property each day for the betterment of our communities... but what they have to do in order to keep the peace often goes unseen by most of the public every day.

Decisions for officers can often amount in life or death--decisions that must be made in a split second. That's 'ess time than you have to say, "What’s that?"

Whether or not to pull their sidearm is a decision many law enforcement officers have to make at some point in their careers, and to say it’s stressful is an understatement. Many go their entire tenure without ever unholstering their weapon, but some, put in those unthinkable situations, have to grapple with whether or not to pull the trigger in an instant.

A simulated training system for officers can help police determine when enough’s enough and when that time comes. Kevin Vermillion with the small rural travel border center said this type of training adds to and hones the rigorous training police already get, in ways that a target range simply can’t.

Filed under: Kentucky | Around the region


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