Campbell, Ohio (WKBN) – Campbell police officers learned new ways to defend themselves through training Saturday.
For about four hours, officers were taught new ways to de-escalate intense situations and better communication skills.
The instructor says the training is important because it teaches officers how to handle the violent situations they go through on a daily basis.
The training comes at a time when the use of deadly weapons by law enforcement continues to make headlines.
“It is important we train our officers to be able to defend themselves prior to the use of deadly force or lethal force, to be able to encounter an aggressive subject and control them and keep them physically safe and keep the officer safe in the event of an attack as well,” said Rob Vukovich, Campbell Police Department. “
This is the second training session this year.
The department has a training session every three months to keep officers aware of self-defense options and techniques.