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PCAO hosts carbine training course for Pinal law enforcement agencies
 
Date: 5/1/2014
    
PCAO hosts carbine training course for Pinal law enforcement agencies

FLORENCE, AZ (5/1/14) – Earlier this week, Pinal County Attorney Lando Voyles hosted a carbine training course for approximately 25 law enforcement personnel from six agencies serving throughout Pinal County.

The Pinal County Attorney’s Office organized this training and others in a continuing effort to insure Pinal Law Enforcement possesses additional tools and training to better protect themselves and our communities while in the field.  Individuals participating in Tuesday’s training included members from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office, and Casa Grande, Apache Junction, Maricopa and Gila River Indian police departments.

The training, held on Tuesday at the Arizona Army National Guard Training range North of Florence, AZ, focused on transitions between carbines and small arms, encountering and resolving potential firearm malfunctions, partner practice and strategies, barricade readiness, and otherwise best practices involving the use of a carbine.  Instructors from Phoenix Police Department included former Phoenix Police Department SWAT Training Sergeant Chris Luebkin, Detective Warren Poole, Phoenix PD, and PCAO Law Enforcement Liaison John Stevens.

While details are being finalized, Pinal County Attorney Lando Voyles, in conjunction with the Casa Grande Police Department, will offer a “Surface Skeleton and Buried Body Recovery Seminar” for law enforcement in Fall 2014. 

Previously, the Office provided seminars on writing proper and effective search warrants and identifying evidence of strangulation in domestic violence situations.  Each of the continuing education trainings have been AZPOST certified; allowing law enforcement to receive proficiency credits to accompany their dedication to improving their skill- and knowledge-base.  

Pinal County Attorney Lando Voyles stated, “I do not subscribe to the mentality that law enforcement's job includes even an occasional assault by potential defendants.  My goal with these trainings remains to instill in law enforcement a severe tactile advantage over future defendants.  Through this and similar trainings, I expect our law enforcement intelligence and strength to increase so dramatically that when faced with danger, their preparation facilitates their mental calmness, allowing them to outsmart and overpower evil.  This training better equips the men and women, who everyday serve and protect Pinal families, with knowledge, skills and equipment necessary for them to be successful and safe in the field.  Additionally, these free, quarterly seminars represent opportunities for our law enforcement to receive timely, expert-level proficiencies, while relieving departments of the expense of extensive experts- and training-hours related to regional- or statewide-conferences."

For more information, contact Jim Knupp at 520.866.6573 or by email at jim.knupp@pinalcountyaz.gov.

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Jim Knupp
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