After giving us an overview of the facility, members had a chance to see first hand how the officers hone their marksmenship skills. The interactive indoor shooting range at the facility shows very realistic scenarios and the officer in training must react appropriately and fire when needed.
Asbell led the members through the facility, showing how inmates first arrive, how they get processed, and where they are housed.
OLLI thanks Superintendent Asbell and the entire staff at the Peoria County Jail for such an informative tour. For more information about the Peoria County Sheriff’s Department, visit www.peoriacounty.org