Iberville deputies train for 'shoot/don't shoot' situations
IBERVILLE PARISH - The Iberville Parish Sheriff's Office is giving deputies specialized training to give law enforcement an edge in potentially life or death situations.
Thursday morning, deputies used simulation tools to place themselves in situations where they were forced to decide whether they should or should not shoot a suspect.
Instructors kicked off the training by showing the virtual scenarios before putting deputies on the spot with their fingers on the virtual trigger.
In light of all of the national attention police-involved shootings have been getting, parish law enforcement says are trying to stay ahead of the worst-case scenario by preparing their deputies as much as they can.
"It is important that our deputies take part in these life like training scenarios. We want our deputies to be prepared for any and all situations that may arise," said Sheriff Brett Stassi.
West Baton Rouge and Pointe Coupee parishes are also taking on the same type of training for their law enforcement agencies.