Members of the Marlborough Police Department recently concluded interactive, scenario-based firearms training in collaboration with the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office, Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian and Chief David Giorgi announced today.
The training was completed during the week of June 11 on the MSO’s Mobile Training Center (MTC). The MTC, purchased in 2010 with a federal grant, was first utilized by Marlborough PD in 2011 and last used in June 2016. 40 Patrol officers and detectives participated in the training this year.
“The scenarios officers go through on the MTC reflect the types of situations they respond to on a daily basis, ranging from car stops to calls for suspicious activity,” said Sheriff Koutoujian. “The interactive capability allows officers to work on their communications skills, as well as their firearms skills, and provides an opportunity for departmental instructors to provide valuable feedback.”
“The opportunity for our department to use the Middlesex Sheriff's MTC is a great benefit to our department,” said Chief Giorgi. “In addition to our yearly training schedule, the time which officers are afforded inside the MTC, working through real life scenarios is not only invaluable, but also crucial in sharpening the essential skills needed to be effective as a present day police officer.”
This year, each Marlborough officer who participated in the MTC training, also took part in one active shooter scenario.
In 2017, nearly 20 departments and some 700 officers participated in interactive, scenario-based training on the MTC.
“We’re glad to be able to support Marlborough PD and our other law enforcement partners by making this valuable and unique resource available to assist with training,” said Sheriff Koutoujian.