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Mayor Taveras visits police training course

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By Dana Griffin


PROVIDENCE, RI- Providence police recruits were put to the test during an intense driving course.

Abc 6 News got an exclusive look as the recruits practiced this emergency vehicle operations course.

Without knocking over cones, they had to maneuver the police cruisers at speeds up to 55–miles per hour; all while keeping up with the suspect car.

It's part of a 26–week training program to equip them before they graduate.

"They're gonna be driving so they have to know that under stressful  environment or on the regular environment they have to know how to drive and how to drive an emergency vehicle which is a lot different from driving a regular vehicle," said Lt. Luis San Lucas.

There are about 50 Providence police recruits involved in training. They're set to graduate in October.

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