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Cumberland County Deputies Complete EVOC

/ The Upper Cumberland's News Leader

Two groups of Cumberland County Sheriff deputies got some drivers training this week.

The Emergency Vehicle Operations Course training helps officers better preform in an emergency situation.

Sergeant Gary Howard said deputies completed four hours of classroom instruction and four hours on an obstacle course.

“On most years we will have practical in service where we are in a classroom,” Howard said. “This year we were on the ground in…an obstacle course. Periodically we will do the obstacle driving as well, so this is one of those years that we’ll do that.”

Howard said training days are spread out so there are always available on-duty deputies. Another EVOC training day is scheduled for September 14.

Driving around the obstacles on a timed course can be difficult, Howard said.

“You’re seeing them braking,” Howard said. “They’re going to be driving through an obstacle course, cutting corners, trying to be able to back up to do different things that’s just going to be able to make their skills enhanced in some way.”

This course is just one of many law enforcement officers must undergo every year. Others include firearms and mental health.


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