Colfax police receive lethal force training
June 3, 2021
COLFAX - The Colfax police, Whitman County Sheriff's Office, and Palouse police received their annual "use-of-force decision making" training.
Parked in the lot next to Colfax city hall was a trailer, housing a large video screen and equipment.
An officer goes through five different one-minute simulations, in which they are tasked with deciding on whether to use lethal force. An actor on screen reacts to choices the officer makes. Officers use a handgun and rifle shooting a laser as the scenarios are played out on the screen.
A debriefing follows to determine "whether the decisions they ma...