Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies held a Sheriff’s Department training exercise Wednesday at College of the Canyons in Valencia.
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“There are a bunch of scenarios that a deputy can encounter during a patrol, and we tried to cover those today,” said Deputy Josh Dubin of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station.
Dubin participated in the exercise along with more than 100 deputies, including “Santa Clarita deputies, a few deputies from other stations and custody deputies that haven’t gotten to patrol yet, that still work in the jails.”
The deputies learned through lectures, as well as hands-on exercises.
“We role-played scenarios using deputies that are still in the custody facilities,” Dubin said.
Deputies generally spend time working in custody facilities before they are assigned patrol duties, Dubin said.
Local county Fire Department officials and AMR, the emergency medical services company, were also on hand to help with the exercises, Dubin said.
The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station usually has multiple training exercises throughout the year, but this was the largest one so far this year, he said.
“Part of it was to make ourselves better and part of it was to talk about different situations and to share ideas to make us and the public safer,” Dubin said.“Some of the situations we worked with included domestic violence, the mentally impaired and drunk drivers.”
Local Sheriff’s Station officials hope to make this an annual training event, he said.
“We learned different ways of handling the unpredictable situations,” Dubin said. “We want to be prepared for anything.”
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Source: Santa Clarita News