Training event completed
For the first time, Oconee sheriff’s officers have practiced a what-if scenario inside a private school building. The exercise, conducted last Saturday, allowed members of the county “SWAT” team to learn the layout and pick up on-site intelligence from their training session at the Oconee Christian Academy near Seneca. A robot was made part of Saturday’s training. “We were really able to utilize technology. Technology is great,” said Capt. Ken Washington of the Special Operations Division. “We were abler to utilize it to be able to get and to be able to see what is behind and around the corner or inside of a room before an officer actually makes entry into a room.” Active shooter training has taken place at other schools, as well as on two floors of the old section of Oconee Medical Center.