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Trumbull County sheriff’s deputies wefe putting their skills to the test on Friday by going through some real life scenarios.
All Trumbull County deputies are undergoing simulation training at the former RG Steel plant in Warren. The two-day training is put on by RADD training of Florida.
Deputies are trained on how to search a building, as well as traffic stops. Paint bullets are used for ammunition during the exercises.
Once the simulation is over, deputies are evaluated on how they handled the situation.
“You can never get enough training. It’s unfortunate, most officers, the only training they get is when they are in the police academy, so this is a great advantage for our officers. I”m glad we are able to do it and I hope we can continue to do it in the future,” said Deputy Lt. Pete Lucic.
On Saturday, deputies will be at the Trumbull County Courthouse for a second day of training. They hope to practice several scenarios that may take place inside a courtroom setting.
Trumbull Deputies Fraternal Order of Police donated the money for training.
“Due to budgetary restraints, we don’t get a lot of training. There is not a lot of money available so throughout the year, the Trumbull deputies FOP, we raise funds for various charities and sometimes we donate to the training,” Lucic said.