Shoot Or No Shoot: Local Crisis Team Shapens Their Skills


By Joey Martin

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) This Thursday the Twin Falls County Crisis Response Team made their way to College of Southern Idaho campus and took part in a workshop designed to help sharpen their shoot or no shoot decision making skills.

For the most part, on a daily basis the officers with the Twin Falls County Sheriff's Office are making traffic stops and performing their normal day to day work.

But on Thursday, the nine member crew that make up the Counties Crisis Response Team took the day hone their decision making skill by taking part in a workshop full of shoot or no shoot scenarios.

"I think most of these are patrol scenarios but it gives us the ability to work on processing shoot of no shoot scenarios. Just stuff that we don't encounter everyday or we don't get to train on. But this gives us the ability to make these judgment calls. What we did right… what we did wrong… and what we need to improve on. We're always scrutinizing ourselves to make sure that we can improve and to be a better team to serve our community." Said Twin Falls County Crisis Response Team Leader, Rick Beem

The scenarios were set up like a large first person shooter game.

With each member controlling a fake gun, all shots were registered on a screen connected to sensors that ran to a computer.

Each member of the team took turns competing against each other to find out who was the top shot.

And in the end were able to sharpen their skills for any future real life situations.

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