Goliad deputies take simulator training

Deputies from the Goliad County Sheriff’s Office, as well as from surrounding agencies, are taking part in intensive simulator training on the use of various weapons in a series of self-defense scenarios.

The Resistance Response Simulator Training is being provided by the Texas Association of Counties co-hosted by the Goliad County Sheriff’s Office and the Coastal Bend Peace Officers Association. Sheriff Kirby Brumby is the current president of the Coastal Bend Peace Officers Association, which is comprised of local, state, and national law enforcement agencies throughout the South Texas region.

The trainees are put through a series of real-life video scenarios projected on a large screen. Students have access to a variety of modified weapons – including a Taser, handgun, rifle, and pepper spray canister – to defend themselves. The specialized weapons are designed to work just like their real-life counterparts, but emit a laser for screen and system interaction.

The system includes more than 600 realistic training scenarios including active shooter, domestic violence, bar disturbances, burglaries, patrol, jail environment, and more.