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MOULTRIE, GA (WALB) -
Law enforcement agencies from all over the state came to Moultrie to check out their state of the art simulator.
It provides realistic scenarios that teach officers when to shoot and when not to fire.
This comes on the heels of the Colorado massacre, where an active shooter shot and killed 12 people as they sit inside a movie theater for the midnight showing of the Dark Knight Rises.
Sergeant Ted Glisson drove all the way from Savannah to see the Judgmental Use of Force Simulator in action.
"The scenarios are more realistic, than the older generation, the flat simulators, this one is state of the art," says Sergeant Ted Glisson, Chatam County Sheriff's Office.
35 law enforcement agencies from around the state were invited to Moultrie Technical College to train with the simulator.
"Some of those agencies are coming out looking to purchase them for their departments, those who are close enough to drive here are looking at incorporating it into their department training," says Joey Lancos, Deputy Chief Moultrie Police.
The simulator helps officers fine tune their decision making in a tense environment. Training that has benefited the Moultrie Police Department.
"We've tried to use it to increase our actual scores on the range, where you qualify with actual live fire weapons, so this has improved our scores," says Lancos.
The simulator provides a realistic 360 degree screen with scenarios officers deal with regularly.
"You have to be watching behind you, to your left, right, you do not know where the threat is coming from, so it is very realistic and keeps officers on their toes," says Lancos.
Officers often have to make those life and death decisions in the field.