The Pulse: Maysville Police Training
A couple of weeks ago I was invited to cover this police training event. Basically, it's this program which simulates different scenarios where the officers have to respond, giving verbal commands to the person on this large screen, and an officer behind him controls the person on the screen by computer, making them respond according to how well he thinks the first guy is doing.
The weapons are the exact weapons officers use, only have lasers instead of bullets. (They also have the options of tasers and pepper spray during the training).
Leo McKay, of the Maysville Police Department, decided I should go first during the training thing to see what they would have to deal with. I think I may have impressed them with my shooting ability (I'm a pretty accurate shot). But I wasn't necessarily fast when it came to the moving targets. I had to take my time to line up the shot.
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The Pulse is a weekly series at the Maysville Kentucky Blog where we pull something we found in the blogosphere that relates to Maysville and share it with our readers.