Fairfax County police show public a day in the life of an officer (VIDEO)

The Fairfax County Police Department invited the media to experience a day in the life of a police officer.

The department hoped to give the public a snapshot of the dangers that officers face daily. Police gave the media hands-on experience through de-escalation scenarios and shoot-or-don't-shoot simulators.

In the video player above, FOX 5's Tisha Lewis reports.