Several police services from around the province and the U.S., along with some aspiring foundations college students, participated in an open house in Georgetown featuring BodyWorn camera technology.
An open house was held at the Northern Simulated Training Systems facility on Trafalgar Rd. and provided a variety of demonstrations, including a shooting simulator clinic conducted by the Canadian Tactical Officers’ Association and other activities involving BodyWorn Video.
Local resident Roy Preston, an instructor in the Police Foundations program with the Mississauga-based Queen’s College of Business, Technology and Public Safety, said that to the best of his knowledge this is the first time that
police college students have had the opportunity to train using the BodyWorn technology, which also utilizes vehicle cameras.
“It gave the students their first exposure to actually shooting and doing practice drills with dry fire and no live ammunition,” said Preston.
“They were run through several different scenarios and then you can watch the video to review what they did well and what they could’ve done differently.”
Other demonstrations included Smart Redaction Tools and the AVaiL Web video, audio and metadata interface.
Queen’s College has a series of classes for its Police Foundations program beginning Monday, Sept. 26. For more info visit www.queenscollege.ca