WARSAW — The Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Office recently hosted its 7th Annual Law Enforcement Field Day, Sept. 29 and Oct. 6.
The event offered training to all area police and sheriff’s departments and was broken into two sessions per day. Officers attending the event received 8 hours of in-service training. The training was held at the Warsaw Fire Department Training Center and Warsaw Police Department Range, Warsaw, said a news release from the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Office.
Officers completed scenarios and training courses including Emergency Vehicle Operations, a Combat Shooting Course, Low-Light Building Clearing with a manual breaching component, Rescue Tack Force principles and Downed Person Recovery with an emphasis on traumatic wound treatment. The training was scenario-based, placing officers in controlled scenarios that directly reflect incidents they may encounter during the course of their duties.
This year’s event was open to large and small departments from Kosciusko, Whitley, Wabash, Marshall, Fulton, Noble and Elkhart County.
Over 100 officers from the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Office, Wabash County Sheriff’s Office, Marshall County Sheriff’s Office, Winona Lake Police Department, Milford Police Department, Pierceton Police Department, Syracuse Police Department, North Webster Police Department, Bremen Police Department, Silver Lake Police Department, Plymouth Police Department and the Claypool Police Department participated in the training.
Instructors from the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Office, Winona Lake Police Department, Milford Police Department, Winona Lake Police Department, Silver Lake Police Department, Bremen Police Department and Lutheran EMS ran the training event over the course of both days, spending well over 20 hours putting the event together.
The Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank all of the officers who participated, especially the instructors who make this event possible, as well as the Warsaw Fire Department and Warsaw Police Department for the continued use of their facilities.