Muskingum Co. Sheriff’s Office Holds Special Training

by Audry Kensicki on October 19, 2009 at 8:33 am

It’s not every day you see Muskingum County Sheriff’s deputies arresting one of their own.

But today, that’s just what they did–as a part of training. Every year the sheriff’s office holds training sessions for their officers to learn new skills and brush up on their basics.

“We’re also incorporating vehicle approaches for felonies and building searches,” said Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz. “We’re trying to show our people the latest and new technology in bringing somebody out of the car, doing it the proper way to take them into custody.”

Lutz says each deputy trains about 8 hours per year. He says that time is broken up between the classroom and their outdoor Special Response Team’s facility, which allows for more hands on training.

“For the most part, anytime they can get training, they love it. We have good instructors at our place that keep up on modern technologies and the latest ideas,” he said. “Usually any time you go to training, you can learn something that helps you in your job profession.”

Lutz says the several acres at the srt facility offers different types of terrain for multiple situations. He says they also have the capability of live-fire training.