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New Training Tools for Jones County Sheriff’s Department

Jones County— New training technology allows Jones County Sheriff Deputies to prepare in a real life setting. 

WDAM reports that it’s a simulator that’s allowing the officers to prepare themselves for situations that law enforcement may face. The firearms simulator was put in Tuesday and cost about $24,000, but it didn’t costs the taxpayers.

“This is another piece of evidence of what we do with our drug seize money,” says Jones County Sheriff Alex Hodge.

This simulator plays out multiple real life scenarios that end in different ways based on how the deputies react in the training.

“We’re trying to train our people the best that we can cause our ultimate goal is to protect the people that we serve and make sure that our officers go home safely,” says Jones County  Director of Training Sgt. Nick Messersmith. 

The officers participate in this simulation together which promotes quick thinking and action as a team, not just as individuals.

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