Groton Police Officer and Instructor Gordon Candow demonstrates a simulator scenario. He stressed the value of officers learning to deal with the emotional climate of a difficult incident in a simulated environment. He said the system teaches officers to protect themselves while practicing de-escalation techniques. “Your heartrate is up, but you have to think outside the box,” he said, adding that he chose scenarios appropriate to Groton stressing interpersonal communication when talking to a person.
Girl Scout Cookie Season continues this weekend! Nine varieties of cookies are available, including Thin Mints, S’mores, Caramel deLites, Shortbread, Thanks-A-Lots, Lemonades, PB Patties, PB Sandwiches, and the popular Caramel Chocolate Chips (gluten-and-nut-free). Cookies are $5/box.