CTY TRAINING12p Tracy Zuver, Chief Deputy of the Fulton Co. Sheriff's Office, passes an officer portraying a shooting victim as he rounds a corner with an air soft gun looking for the shooter during a training scenario. The training is known as RAIDER (Rapid Deployment, Awareness, Intervention, Decisiveness, EMS and Recovery).
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Police from multiple agencies are participating this week in active-shooter training.
Since Monday, officers have been participating in classroom learning, time at a shooting range, and testing their control during scenarios.
At the end of the training, the more than 20 officers from around Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan will be certified to train members of their departments.
Today, officers were at the former Veterans Affairs Building at 3303 Glendale Ave., practicing techniques for various scenarios.
The training, taught by Response Options, emphasizes solo-engagement training, which teaches officers to enter a building by themselves to disengage an active shooter. Past practices have taught officers to wait until back up or SWAT teams were on scene to enter.