Yesterday, the La Porte County Sheriff’s Office was afforded the opportunity to utilize the indoor VirTra Range at the Michigan City Police Department. The 300-degree VirTra wrap around simulator presented deputies with a wide variety of scenario based training. The scenario training is realistic to everyday encounters that deputies may be exposed to within La Porte County. The VirTra scenario based training incorporates: situational use of force, critical thinking, communication skills, decision making under stress, reading body language, and the use of de-escalation techniques. After each scenario, Sheriff’s Office Firearms Instructors debriefed with the deputies. The deputies who were present for the training today provided positive feedback and found the training to be realistic and beneficial. The LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office would like to publicly thank their colleagues and friends from the Michigan City Police Department for the use of the VirTra Range.