The Ripon Police Department has received a new firearms training simulator called the PRISim Portable Trainer from the Rural Law Enforcement Technology Center (RULETC) out of Hazard, Kentucky, that will allow officers to train for situations that they may not have been exposed to in previous training. Pictured, Sgt. Timothy Bailey trains on the system as Sgt. Steve Merchant works the computer that controls various scenarios that can change in real-time based upon the trainees reactions. March 11, 2009. (Brian Ramsay / The Modesto Bee)
The Ripon Police Department has received a new firearms training simulator called the PRISim Portable Trainer from the Rural Law Enforcement Technology Center (RULETC) out of Hazard, Kentucky, that will allow officers to train for situations that they may not have been exposed to in previous training. Pictured, Sgt. Timothy Bailey trains on the system as Sgt. Steve Merchant works the computer that controls various scenarios that can change in real-time based upon the trainees reactions. March 11, 2009. (Brian Ramsay / The Modesto Bee)
The Ripon Police Department has received a new firearms training simulator called the PRISim Portable Trainer from the Rural Law Enforcement Technology Center (RULETC) out of Hazard, Kentucky, that will allow officers to train for situations that they may not have been exposed to in previous training. Pictured, Sgt. Timothy Bailey trains on the system as Sgt. Steve Merchant works the computer that controls various scenarios that can change in real-time based upon the trainees reactions. March 11, 2009. (Brian Ramsay / The Modesto Bee)

Firearms simulator prepares officers

March 13, 2009 12:27 AM