(Green Lake County) Green Lake County Chief Deputy Matt Vande Kolk says they are fortunate to have the financial support of county residents to purchase equipment that provides better protection for their deputies and service to their communities.
Some of that equipment comes with the need to train those who use it. For instance deputies recently trained on Hovercraft on the Fox River in Berlin where it was not completely iced over.
Vande Kolk says with the Hovercraft it is not like driving a car because you’re floating on a cushion of air which take skill and ability to operate. He says a couple of game changers for them have been a drone unit and an armored vehicle they use for more dangerous calls.