Findlay Police Practice Driving Techniques At Airport

There’s a lot of room at the Findlay Airport, making it the perfect place for the Findlay Police Department to practice driving techniques.

Officer Don Dawson, the department’s driving instructor, says officers trained on maneuverability and the usage of stop sticks to end pursuits.

“When a car’s barreling down the highway you need to get the stop sticks in front of them and time that.”

He says timing is crucial because the officer needs to get the sticks in front of the offender’s vehicle to disable it, but then also remove the sticks from the road so following officers don’t have their tires punctured.

And he says it’s really important to reinforce proper driving techniques because when a pursuit starts the adrenaline will really start pumping.

See some video the training below.

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