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Thomasville cops practice emergency situations


Police in Thomasville are making sure they're ready for any scenario that's thrown their way.

The training got underway last month and will continue until all officers are trained using the ‘easy drift' training system.

A wheel ring will be mounted around the patrol car's tires and simulates control issues that can be experienced during high speed situations.  

"We want to make sure these officers are trained to maneuver, for their safety as well as the safety of our citizens in Thomasville," said Thomasville Police Lt. Eric Hampton.   

Hampton says in addition to improving their safety record, the wheel-mounted training system also saves them thousands of dollars, since there is no need to purchase or rent any specialized training vehicles.



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