For a few hours Friday morning, the Green Lake Area Combined Tactical Unit broke down doors, searched apartments and apprehended “suspects” in downtown Ripon. Of course, each time the suspect was an area law-enforcment officer, and the entire exercise was for practice.

Boca Grande Capital LLC donated the use of the former Mapes (Davis) Hotel at 300 Watson St. to law enforcement for training purposes. The building is slated to be demolished to make way for the Ripon Inn & Spa.

Training included practice for team movement and entry, forced entry and breeching, room clearing, suspect identification and arrest procedures, and team and command communications.

Officers were from throughout Green Lake County.

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