The Nyssa Police Department engaged in movement drills with bullet proof shields, firing live ammunition, simulating real life scenarios in recent trainings.

Police warm up with ballistic shield before deploying their firearms in drill involving officers of the Nyssa Police Department.(The Enterprise/Joe Siess)

NYSSA – It was scorching hot, but officers from the Nyssa Police Department were suited up and engaging in movement drills with bullet-stopping ballistic shields at their range on Wednesday, Aug. 14.

The officers practiced deploying their firearms while using the 14-pound shields as a defense mechanism.

Nyssa Police Chief Raymond Rau said that the shields serve as a force multiplier given that they protect officers as they engage an armed suspect.

The department currently has two ballistic shields, but Rau said he has placed an order for five more. Once the new shields come in, the department will have one shield for each of the force’s seven full-time officers.

An officer takes aim at a target.(The Enterprise/Joe Siess)

Police engage in a movement drill with ballistic shields.(The Enterprise/Joe Siess)

An officer engages in a movement drill. (The Enterprise/Joe Siess)

An officer fires his weapon at a target. (The Enterprise/Joe Siess)

Police fire their weapons at a target. (The Enterprise/Joe Siess)

An officer engages in a movement drill. (The Enterprise/Joe Siess)

Officers engaged in a movement drill. (The Enterprise/Joe Siess)

Police warm up with ballistic shields before deploying their firearms.(The Enterprise/Joe Siess)

An officer firing his weapon at a target. (The Enterprise/Joe Siess)

Officers warm up with a ballistic shield. (The Enterprise/Joe Siess)

Police warm up with a ballistic shield before deploying their firearms.(The Enterprise/Joe Siess)



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