MOUNT VERNON — A two-day training session for officers with the Mount Vernon Police Department is affording them the chance to sharpen their driving skills this week.

Beginning Tuesday and continuing through today, the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy is conducting individual driving simulation sessions at the Knox County Sheriff’s Office which puts drivers into realistic situations they may encounter while on the job.

While officers do have certain required continuing educational trainings to attend, this training with OPOTA is optional upon request by police and sheriff’s offices. OPOTA trainers bring the mobile training facility in a trailer and offer the training on-site for all officers in their respective department.

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