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Whiteville Police officers train in Elizabethtown

The Bladen County Sheriff’s Office supported by Bladen Community College delivered Pursuit and Precision Law Enforcement Driver’s Training Thursday at the Curtis L. Brown Airport in Elizabethtown. Instructors for the course were Sgt. Gary Turlington and Sgt. Barry Pait of the Bladen County Sheriff’s Office and Sgt. Phillip Collins of the North Carolina State Highway Patrol.

The topics covered were pursuit turns, precision backing, precision driving in tight areas, primary and secondary police pursuit and high risk vehicle stops.  The day started in the classroom and concluded with officers applying what they learned by driving on a closed course on the airfield.  

The attendees were from the Whiteville Police Department. This is a program under the direction of Bladen County Sheriff Jim McVicker that offers advanced training to regional law enforcement. 
 
“The enhanced training affords us an opportunity to better serve the citizens of our area,” said Sgt. Turlington. The class is scheduled to conclude next week. 
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