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Police learn from 30-year veteran instructor

Members from four law enforcement agencies participated in training this week at the APD training facility. | Michele Gerlach/Star-News

Law enforcement officers from the Andalusia Police Department, ABC, Mobile, Bay Minette and Elba participated in advanced training this week at Andalusia’s police training facility.

Bank Miller, who retired from the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), led the workshop. The training was sponsored by RAUG Co., a company that manufactures fragible ammunition, designed to break apart when it hits walls or other hard surfaces. Chief Wilbur Williams said the ammunition was used for training.

Thursday afternoon, the 14 participants were shooting moving targets at the facility.

“This instructor is top notch,” Williams said. “He’s been a firearms instructor for 25 to 30 years and is as good as they come.”

Williams said every agency in the state was invited to send participants to the free training, but 11 spots went unfilled. Participants from APD included Paul Dean, Paul Hudson, Nick Ireland and Adam Hattaway.