Police Department takes advantage of warm weather, holds training

Rochester officers took advantage of the unusually warm weather that our area experienced this last week and held an outdoor training.

Corporal Schwartz, one of the department’s training officers, put together a shoot and move training for officers to hone their skills when drawing and firing their weapons. The training allowed officers to interact with and engage targets utilizing training weapons while moving to cover and gaining distance from a threat.

This type of training is designed to enhance an officer’s proficiency of striking a moving target while they themselves are on the move. By remaining mobile, officers ensure that they are a much harder target for a gunman to hit.