Mobile firearms trailer helps police play out real-life scenarios (video).

The trailer used by the Sudbury-based company allows officers to…

The trailer used by the Sudbury-based company allows officers to learn verbal commands and decide when use of force might be needed.

“It’s probably the most realistic critical type of decision-making and shooting you can get,” Becker College Police Chief David J. Bousquet said last week as he worked with his officers inside the range.

Holden police offered to have the trailer — which is soundproof, bulletproof and built by a Department of Defense contractor — at the station, so colleges and universities in the Worcester area could train.

Because a large contingent of the colleges and universities were involved in the training, the cost to have an officer use the range was $75 per officer, Holden Police Chief George R. Sherrill said. The Holden Police Department had its officers take the training, something it has done over the past five years.

Source: Scott J. Croteau for Telegram.com.

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