Criminal Justice students at Lake Superior State University will be getting “seat of their pants” training with official law enforcement equipment thanks to a generous donation from the Chippewa County Sheriff’s Office and approved by the county board.
“It’s going to be a great training tool,” said Chippewa County Undersheriff Mike Bitnar as the students will be able to recreate traffic stops, prisoner transports, subject control and a host of other scenarios utilizing the old patrol vehicle. “It has everything — lights, siren, spotlight and a cage.”
Bitnar said the vehicle, which had rolled up more than 165,000 road miles, was no longer a reliable member of the road patrol fleet, but its value to the law enforcement community will far surpass what it would bring back to the county in a sale.
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