Police from 3 departments undergo judgment training

POLAND, Ohio (WKBN) – Police officers from Campbell, Struthers and Poland Township are participating in three days of judgmental firearms and driving training.

The training prepares officers for high-intensity situations where they have to make split-second decisions involving lethal force.

The officers use a simulation program to practice exactly what they would do if a suspect were to pull a gun on them.

Organizers say the training is especially important considering recent events involving police officers nationwide.

“What type of force to use, what amount of force, or even the use of letha force. It’s important training. They encounter these types of dangerous situations every day. We like to try to make them safer, which, ultimately, makes the community safer,” said Rob Vukovich of the Campbell Police Department.

The training is free and is conducted by the Ohio Attorney General’s office.

The program continues Thursday with behind-the-wheel driving training.

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