Law enforcement demos at Vincennes University

WTHI Photo  Eric Stidman
WTHI Photo Eric Stidman

VINCENNES, Ind. (WTHI) – When a Knox County Sheriff’s Convoy rolled up on Vincennes University’s campus Thursday, it caught a lot of students off guard.

For VU’s law enforcement majors, this police activity was a planned event.

“They did a couple K9 Demonstrations a vehicle assault, and showed us their taser how it operates and works, all their gear, and their team – best part was seeing my classmates and some of my fellow law enforcement association members running from the dogs,” Kody Martin, President of the VU Law Enforcement Association said.

Still though, the prospect of several deputies is a show, especially decked out in SWAT Gear with K-9 units on display.

But Thursday’s mission isn’t about getting the bad guy, rather showing a new generation of soon-to-be law enforcement how it’s done.

“The Students put on bite suit and experienced the challenges of training, we did present a vehicle assault as well as igniting a flash bang, and some other devices that most people do not get to see,” Knox County Sheriff Mike Morris said.

Event Organizers invited the Knox County Sheriff’s office to campus.

And say the show is a great example of their future.

“The kids come into our club, we do this kind of stuff, so that they can see, this isn’t what it is on tv,” Shane Rogers, Vice President of the Law Enforcement Association said.

Deputies say the K-9 units turned out to be the most poplar part of today’s presentation.

Rightfully so, we’re told it takes about $100,000 to get a K-9 police ready.

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