Sacramento police training officer Jacob Casella demonstrates a Force Options Simulator exercise at the Sacramento Police Academy in McClellan, Calif., on Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016. The simulators are designed to increase trainee knowledge, skills and confidence in a safe, challenging environment that is interactive and engaging. The scenarios provide officers and academy recruits with a multitude of training options that are technology based and add a sense of realism that standard training cannot provide.
Sacramento police training officer Jacob Casella demonstrates a Force Options Simulator exercise at the Sacramento Police Academy in McClellan, Calif., on Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016. The simulators are designed to increase trainee knowledge, skills and confidence in a safe, challenging environment that is interactive and engaging. The scenarios provide officers and academy recruits with a multitude of training options that are technology based and add a sense of realism that standard training cannot provide. Randall Benton rbenton@sacbee.com
Sacramento police training officer Jacob Casella demonstrates a Force Options Simulator exercise at the Sacramento Police Academy in McClellan, Calif., on Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016. The simulators are designed to increase trainee knowledge, skills and confidence in a safe, challenging environment that is interactive and engaging. The scenarios provide officers and academy recruits with a multitude of training options that are technology based and add a sense of realism that standard training cannot provide. Randall Benton rbenton@sacbee.com
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August 11, 2016 07:43 PM