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Law enforcement gain new skills in workshop

Karl De la Guerra Karl De la Guerra
Chris Owens Chris Owens
CRISP CO., GA (WALB) - Law officers from all over Georgia were in Crisp County Friday to take part in a special week long training workshop. 

"Everything we do within law enforcement is considered to be a perishable skill, and if not practiced those skills can be quickly lost," Security specialist Karl De la Guerra said.

The officers are put in different scenarios such as riot control or handling a violent inmate. They were then tested on their ability to execute the defense plan they developed through previous sessions.

"All week long we elevated the level of intensity through the class starting at the beginning of the week so it's culminating. As you can tell everyone is in their full gear," said De la Guerra.

The goal is to make sure their actions are consistent and safe, not only for law enforcement but the community.

"The training they have learned, the knowledge they've had all week and be able to take this and deescalate, solve this problem without using a lot of force," First Line Security and Trainer personnel Chris Owens said. 

So everyone is on the same page. "We can take an officer from South Georgia and have a group from north Georgia that's here with us from an agency, they can combine doing the same thing across the board," Owens said.

Making sure each person who wears the uniform becomes not only a stronger leader but a vital member of the cities they protect.

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