Luke AFB Local Police Departments Renew Training Partnership

first_imgPolice departments from the cities of El Mirage, Peoria and Surprise will be able to continue practicing emergency vehicle driving skills at Luke AFB, Ariz., in conjunction with the 56th Security Forces Squadron, under a memorandum of understanding that representatives signed Wednesday. Before training began at Luke, the three police departments struggled to find an adequate location for proper training procedures, reports 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs. The local departments provide the vehicles and instructors, which benefits Luke.“This is a big agreement for West Valley agencies,” said Terry Young, Surprise Police Department police chief. “Every year in public safety, we see an increase for the needs of training, and it can be difficult to balance resources with requirements. Luke is a perfect example of the strength we have with our state and federal partners not just in the valley, but the state of Arizona.”Photo by U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Caleb Worpel Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img

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