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Police Give Citizens Look Inside Profession

Apr 11, 2016

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People will be able to get some idea what it's like to be a police officer at an event Saturday April 19th. The second Law Enforcement Education Summit is at Illinois State University's Horton Field House. Bloomington Police Chief Brenden Heffner says the event was so popular in it's inaugural year at the Armory, they are moving it to a bigger space. Chief Heffner says visitors had their favorites among the displays and demonstrations. "Particularly interesting for people was to assume the roles of a police officer in simulated traffic stops." Heffner says the handcuffing demonstration was also popular last year. Visitors to Saturday's event will be treated to exhibits with titles like, "Tasers, The Shocking Truth," and "The 20 foot rule." The Summit runs from 5-to-8 Saturday evening. Attendees will also meet some K-9's, get a chance to wear "Fatal Vision," goggles that simulate impaired driving.