SULLIVAN COUNTY, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — Local law enforcement took part in safety training that helps to keep their skills sharp when out on the roads.

On Thursday, the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Department teamed up with the city and police chief Michael Garrett for Emergency Vehicle Operations or EVO training. EVO training is mandatory training involving tactical driving as well as an obstacle course navigation to prepare them for real-life situations while out on patrol.

“So it’s important to get out here and stay up to date especially as we change vehicles every four or five years also,” Deputy Justin Copeland with the Sullivan Co. Sheriff’s Department said.

Copeland also mentioned they do this re-training every year, and everyone from city police to town marshals took part in the course.