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Shoot or don’t shoot

New system will help answer this for students, officers

Law enforcement students at Barton Community College and law enforcement officers in Barton County will have a new high-tech training option to help them in dangerous situations. This is due in part to a donation from the County Attorney’s Office.
The device is a state-of-the-art use-of-force simulator, something that has been on wish list for the BCC Criminal Justice Program for quite awhile. It cost is $25,000 and the BCAO contributed $10,000 out of its diversion fund.
“This is like a Wii or X-box on steroids,” County Attorney Doug Matthews told the commission Monday morning during its ...


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