Press Release from Sheriff's Office
On February, 28th, 11 deputies from the Pickens Sheriff’s Office attended Precision Immobilization Technique (PIT) training at Six Flags over Georgia. The course was provided by the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office.
The PIT maneuver is a method that can be utilized to end or prevent pursuits and protect the public. The PIT maneuver is defined as a forced stop by a pursuing deputy where the side of a pursued vehicle is pushed by the deputy’s vehicle causing the suspect’s vehicle to rotate into a position where it can be blocked by law enforcement officers.
Sheriff Donnie Craig stated, “I am committed to the safety of our community and my deputies. Sending our men and women to training that gives them the tools to do this will remain a priority for our Sheriff’s Office.” Craig went on to say “I want to make sure that the Deputies of the Pickens Sheriff’s Office are the most capable and trained that they can be.”
In May, the Sheriff’s Office will be sending 11 additional deputies to be trained.