Local Police Officer Training: The High Speed Chase

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AYER (CBS) – Officers from several local police departments got the chance on Thursday to practice some skills that many hope they never have to use.

WBZ-TV’s Bill Shields reports

On an old runway at Fort Devens, they’re navigating an obstacle course designed to make the officers think and react during a chase.

The goal of this training is learning to stop a high-speed chase before anyone gets hurt.

In just a few years, the agency has trained over 600 police officers. The program also saves towns money through a discount on their insurance.

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