Officers from Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office participated in a tactical rope training, rappelling, exercise Wednesday through Friday, July 5th thru July 7th.
National Rescue Consultants (NRC), which does both fire and law enforcement officer mobile training, hosted the event at Florida Gateway College in Lake City.
Officer Mike Simpson and Sgt. Stephen Stalvey attended it along with officers from other Florida agencies. The officers were taught basic tactics and rigging for rappelling into different situations.
Instructors from NRC were Billy Brideson (Gainesville Fire Rescue), Richard Shirk (Columbia County Fire Rescue) and Mike Fratt (West Palm Beach SWAT Medic).