Volusia County

Bunnell police train for active shooting response at Volusia County’s virtual reality simulator

VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. — The Bunnell Police Department said it is better prepared to respond to dangerous situations, like an active shooting.

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The department recently used Volusia County’s interactive virtual reality simulator.

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It puts law enforcement officers in real world scenarios, ranging from a school shooting to a hostage crisis to a takeover at a courthouse.

Photos: Bunnell police train for active shooting response at Volusia County’s virtual reality simulator

“Excellent, sad, necessary training,” said Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood. “Thank you to every deputy and guardian willing to put your life on the line to save others.”

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Officers can learn how to de-escalate and prepare for those tense situations.

Bunnell Police Chief David Brannon said, “We will continue to build upon these experiences and train for situations we pray we never encounter. Thank you, Sheriff Chitwood, Captain Bosco and Sergeant Rego for this great opportunity.”

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