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By Christian Jennings - bio | email

September 19, 2008

THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) - Officers at the Thomasville Police Department got to have some fun Friday and perfect their driving skills at the same time. A driving simulator is in town.

One after the other officers came to test their skills on a driving simulator full of obstacles and scenarios they may have to face on the streets.

Testing their ability behind the wheel of a police car in any situation thrown their way.

"The simulators offer us the opportunity to put our officers into a very high risk situation in a no risk environment. It gives us the opportunity to see if officers have learned and retained everything that they've been taught,"  says Jim Anello, Director of Simulation Technology.

Today's training is a big help to officers but it also saves the department money.

"By using a simulator you reduce the cost of having to take officers out in the field and drive vehicles especially in this day in time with the fuel being as expensive as it is."

And on top of everything, it makes for a good Friday. Feedback