Lexington Officer Crashes Prompt Training On Seatbelt Usage

Lexington police, whose officers have been involved in three crashes during the past 13 months in which they weren’t wearing seat belts, are re-educating them about the importance of buckling up.

Officers receive the seat-belt refresher during their required annual in-service training, and nearly half of the department has completed it this year, Lt. Doug Pape said.

All police officers in Kentucky are required to complete 40 hours of annual in-service training, which touches on topics as varied as CPR certification and hand-to-hand combat. But after the first crash last year in which an officer was unrestrained, Pape said, it was apparent more training was needed on driving techniques with an emphasis on the importance of seat belts.
Read more: http://www.kentucky.com/2011/08/17/1848816/lexington-officers-crashes-prompt.html#ixzz1VMQ9draQ

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