Police Announce Changes to New Officer Orientation

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COLUMBIA - Police announced some changes to orientation of new officers Wednesday night at the Citizen's Police Review Board meeting.

Sergeant Michael Hestir said officers go through a two week training program focusing on various scenarios.

He said some main focuses of training are chaos training and situation evaluation.

Chaos training involves getting officers prepared for nearly every situation.

Situation evaluation involves training officers to react to situations properly.

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