Calhoun Training

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The Calhoun County Sheriff's Office will be getting some high-tech training for the next few days.

It looks like a video game, but it's actually something a lot more serious.

This firearms training simulator gets law enforcement officers close to the action without actually being in it. The simulator has random scenarios of what officers face when responding to various types of calls.

Sheriff deputies say it's not the real world, but it does a good job helping them determine the difference between a shoot or non-shoot situation without being faced with any danger.

Lt. Randy McCroan of the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Department says, "It's a very good training tool. It's interactive. You can make your decision and not necessarily live or die by your decision, which it is in the real word."

The training device even gives officers the ability to simulate smoke grenades and a variety of other tactical weapons.