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WPD hosts, completes recent trainings

WORTHINGTON -- After completing two recent training programs, area public safety officials have more resources at their fingertips for encounters they may face on-duty.

WORTHINGTON - After completing two recent training programs, area public safety officials have more resources at their fingertips for encounters they may face on-duty.

 

The Worthington Police Department completed its annual Force on Force Reality Based training in May. Then, in early June, the WPD hosted the Midwest Community Policing Institute to provide de-escalation strategies for situations involving persons with mental illnesses or behavioral disorders.

 

Worthington Police Sgt. Brett Wiltrout said the annual Force on Force training allows officers to practice a different reality-based scenario each year.

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“Our job is to build proficiency, confidence and survivability to our police officers by introducing stress and reality-based scenarios,” Wiltrout said.

 

The training was co-taught by certified instructors Wiltrout and WPD Patrol Officer Tyler Olson.


For more on this story, see Saturday's print edition and dglobe.com.

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