Increased training for Bexar County Sheriff's Office

After spending 23 years at the Police Department, Sheriff Javier Salazar wants to bring similar training to the Sheriff's Office. KENS 5 Eyewitness news reporter Niku Kazori attended one of the new training classes Monday.

The Bexar County Sheriff's Office has announced it's increasing training for deputies and cadets.

After spending 23 years at the Police Department, Sheriff Javier Salazar wants to bring similar training to the Sheriff's Office.

"Certainly it was something from day one, when I took over the Sheriffs office last year, it was something we were working towards, and so today we get to see the payoff of it." Sheriff Javier Salazar said.

When asked if this was in response to the recent deputy involved shooting that left 6-year-old Kameron Prescott dead, the Sheriff says deputies are learning and adjusting as they go, and he's willing to make additional changes to the policy once the investigation is complete.

"You're missing the boat if you're not learning something from each and every one of the things you did good, you did bad, and somehow incorporating that into the training." Salazar said.

"There will be a lot of tactical type training, reality based tactical training, de-escalation of force, it's just a whole lot of different news subjects that we're able to cover." Salazar said.

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