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Police using Twitter to offer virtual ride-alongs

December 27, 2012 in The Daily Republic

The tweets, which also include photos and links to videos of the officers, can encompass an array of activities everything from an officer responding to a homicide to a noise complaint.
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Police Academy Part 3 – Firing range and ride-along

March 29, 2012 in Alexandria Echo Press

Twelve brave souls trudged through the February 28 blizzard for a shot at the ATCC firing range.
As part of our Citizens Police Academy training, we popped into virtual reality and then snapped back into reality.
The Range 2000 put us through computer simulations in which we needed to determine whether or not to fire on a suspect. In most cases I made the right call, but in a few I would have been punished for my passive judgment. Continue Reading