Rushville Republican

July 23, 2013

Training week for local law enforcement

By Frank Denzler Rushville Republican
Rushville Republican

---- — The remaining days of this week will be utilized by local law enforcement personnel for various training. Officers from the Rushville Police Department and Rush County Sheriff’s Department will participate in state mandated training operations in weapons and EVOC as well as participate in an active shooter training exercise.

According to chief of police Craig Tucker, the RPD will be hosting the active shooter program that will include classroom instruction, hands on practicals and a live training exercise that will be held at Rushville Consolidated High School.

Officers said they feel that this type of training is very relevant and vital in light of the number of shootings involving populated areas and which frequently includes hostage situations.

This weeks’ training will also include recertification in many of the weapons used by officers: shotguns, hand pistols and rifles. The training will be conducted at the shooting range located near the county highway garage.

The week will conclude with the prosecutor’s update meeting. According to Tucker, a number of new laws and legal issues involving law enforcement went into effect July 1.

Contact: Frank Denzler @ 765.932.2222 x106