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Thomasville Police Officers sharpen their skills

March 8, 2006

Thomasville -- A simulator used to train officers nationwide has stopped in the Rose City for the next two days.

It's both a driving and shooting simulator. The simulator places officers in deadly force situations to read their reactions and allow them to sharpen their skills.

"These officers may never encounter these things in training when they're going through the various academies, they go to and then on the street they encounter these situations and they really don't know how to handle it," said Jim Anello of Simulation Technology.

The simulator works. The New York EMS trained in the simulator and reduced their number of accidents by 38 percent last year.

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