Cortland County Sheriff’s Office using new tech for firearms training

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CORTLAND, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — New firearms training software in Cortland County is proving to be cost-effective and quick to use. A new “DART System” has been installed in a conference room at the Cortland County Sheriff’s Office. It’s a simulator for deputies that helps with basics of shooting and accuracy without having to leave the building.

The system isn’t even two weeks old, but deputies have found some very helpful features so far.

Some of the courses are more complex than others. There are some that use a more arcade-game approach to test the wits and accuracy of the officers, while others are more real-life situation based.

“It is definitely time-saving. It’s an option where the officers can get some more trigger time without actually going to the range,” said Sgt. John Gallagher. “So it is something we can bring them up here get them set up real quick, run them through a course of fire and they can go back out on their own.”

The system was funded by a $15,000 grant from the State Department of Homeland Security.

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