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March 18, 2014

Police in 2 NW Ind. cities share training device


Cameras follow the actions of the officer being trained and simulate it on the screen. Padded barricades are set up in the training room to provide cover for the officer. It can be set for the handgun, a Taser, shotgun, or other weapon. Sound effects can add to the sense of reality with everything from playground or crowd noise to a train.

The results of each scenario are reviewed and repeated again and again. Or they can just do target practice.

"We have our training set up for the year," Brickner said. "We will work with Portage to accommodate them. We wanted a system that was portable. It's fun training to be able to use it, and the response we've gotten has been very positive. It's a wise use of resources. Those type of grants don't come along often."


Information from: The Times, http://www.thetimesonline.com

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