With the new Police Training Simulator program, Southlake Police officers can now train for real-world scenarios. In this week’s Minute with the Mayor, Mayor John Huffman toured the training facility at DPS North.
Through the program, led by Sergeant Macheca, officers learn conflict resolution, firearms proficiency, and quick decision-making skills. Additionally, it allows officers to evaluate their decisions in real time.
“So here at the police department, we’re always looking for ways to advance our training, make it more realistic, make it safer, and we decided to invest in this assimilation program.” Sergeant Macheca said.
It is also safe and efficient, as the gear that officers use during training mimics the gear they use on the job.
The training is observed by another officer at all times.