Coastal Flood STATEMENT in effect for:
NYPD unveils joint tactical training centersPosted: Updated:
The NYPD is unveiling joint tactical training centers that are helping officers prepare for the field.
The center in the 47th Precinct used to be a firing range that officers used for target practice. It has now been refurbished and updated as a video simulator that puts officers and their partners in real-life situations.
Officers train in two-hour sessions simulating scenarios they could encounter on the streets. They use fake weapons with sensors that detect if an officer fires a weapon. In the training, they learn how to avoid friendly fire and how to handle dangerous situations.
After officers play out the situation on screen, their decisions are broken down and gone over with the group.
"If you're going to make the mistake, it's better to make them here rather than make them on the streets when it really matters," said First Deputy Commissioner Benjamin Tucker.
It is just one of eight tactical training centers across the city. The precinct said they would like to bring community members into the experience to show them the difficult situations and decisions police officers face.
- A beloved Belmont restaurant has lost its owner due to coronavirus-related complications.A beloved Belmont restaurant has lost its owner due to coronavirus-related complications.
- British Prime Minister Boris Johnson remains in intensive care for treatment of his coronavirus illness, while authorities in New York are hoping that a leveling off of deaths and new hospitalizations will hold and...British Prime Minister Boris Johnson remains in intensive care for treatment of his coronavirus illness, while authorities in New York are hoping that a leveling off of deaths and new hospitalizations will hold and signal that the epicenter of the U.S. outbreak had turned a corner.
- This time of year, Coney Island businesses begin to open for the start of the season, but the boardwalk looks quite different this year due to stay-at-home regulations.
- John Prine, the ingenious singer-songwriter who explored the heartbreaks, indignities and absurdities of everyday life in “Angel from Montgomery,” “Sam Stone,” “Hello in There” and scores of other indelible tunes, died Tuesday at the age of 73.
- Fordham University has announced Ed Kull as its new interim athletics director.Fordham University has announced Ed Kull as its new interim athletics director.
- These photos capture scenes around the world as countries cope with the outbreak.These photos capture scenes around the world as countries cope with the outbreak.
- From doctors and nurses to firefighters and police officers. From grocery store workers to news media and beyond. There are many who work hard to keep things running, keep us informed and keep us safe.
- Celebrating Easter or Passover is a little different this year. So, we want to see how you are celebrating. News 12 wants to see all of your photos, including throwbacks!
- Whatever the reason is, News 12 wants to see photos of what you're doing to keep busy during the coronavirus pandemic.
- The 1,000-bed hospital ship will help ease the burden on local hospitals amid the coronavirus outbreak.