Deputies Train for High Risk Situations (like active shooters), LIVINGSTON, August 9, 2016 - Sheriff Kenneth Hammack reports on High Risk Training for Deputies at the Polk County Sheriff’s Office.
Members of the Polk County Sheriff’s Office training staff with the assistance from Americare EMS have developed an in-service training designed to train Law Enforcement officers on High Risk / Low Frequency scenarios. These high risk situations range from felony traffic stops, active shooters, to building clearing. The events are often low frequency of occurrence to the average Law Enforcement Officer and training in these areas is limited. This training exposes Deputies to a wide range of tactics and responses to the situations.
This training was separated into two training events with three full days each. It involved the majority of Polk County Sheriff’s Office Law Enforcement Divisions. In addition to the high risk training the deputies were trained in Policy and Procedures, Texas State Law and United States Constitution on many different pressing issues in today’s society such as, dealing with Open Carry, Use of Force, Family Violence, Child Abuse, Officer Involved Shootings and much more.
Americare EMS provided training on Buddy Aid and applying life saving techniques in the field along with Medic Escorting into active shooter situations. Polk County District Attorney’s Office provided a prosecutor to assist with some court room testimony and case presentation training.
The training was conducted at the Polk County Sheriff’s Office Training Room, Livingston Fire Department Training Field, Polk County Courthouse and the Polk County Courthouse Annex in Livingston. Sheriff Hammack plans to have an in-service training similar to this once a year at different locations in Polk County. Future locations for the training will be focusing on school districts and high occupancy buildings.
Attached are some of the photographs demonstrating the intensity of the training the Deputies were exposed to and show appreciation for their efforts preparing to better protect members of our community.
Please enjoy the pictures below.
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