LA CROSSE, Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – La Crosse police officers hit the water to train on some equipment they hope they never have to use.
The police department boat patrol conducted underwater sonar training on the black river.
The sonar will help officers tell if there’s anything underwater, such as a drowning victim.
If something is under the water, it will help pinpoint the location.
A sergeant with LCPD says this is a great tool to have available.
Sergeant Joe Wiegrefe of La Crosse Police Department said, “We’ve had basic sonar handling, training in the past but again this just takes it up. This is a necessary thing; you’re not going to need it very often but when you do need it you want to have it and you want to know how to use it.”
The La Crosse Police Department has had sonar technology for about four years.
They say this is the most extensive training yet.