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Edmond Police Use of Force Training
The Edmond Police Department utilizes a new training tool, and Fox 25's Kisha Henry tags along to try it out.
The "Use of Force Simulator" was purchased in July 2011, and went operational in October. With the program, officers get to use their real weapons: rifles, glocks, tasers and pepper spray in real-life situations. The program came with 360 different live-action scenarios, including mock school shootings, traffic stops and terrorist situations. Officers also have the ability to shoot their own scenarios- using local streets and buildings, to input into the device.
The live-action device cost around $50-thousand, and was purchased with seizure money. Officers say the program saves the department 35-percent in ammo costs and 50-percent on taser re-certifications. Previous training simulators did not utilize pepper spray or tasers, but this latest program allows the officers to use the exact weapons they use on the street everyday.
The Edmond Police Department says even the most seasoned officers say the device makes them sweat and gets their heart racing.
Posted: Thursday, July 26 2012, 10:56 PM CDT
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Civil Air Patrol helps asses Okla. tornado damage
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MOORE, Okla. (AP) -- The Oklahoma Civil Air Patrol Wing is helping the Federal Emergency Management Agency by going door-to-door to help assess damage from the killer tornado that struck Moore.
Lt. Col. Dave Roberts says the work began Wednesday to photograph the estimated 12,00 homes damaged by the tornadoes in Moore and south Oklahoma City.
He says the CAP has been taking an average of 500 photos per day and hopes to triple that amount Saturday with the addition of more volunteers.
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