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Police departments train in ‘active shooter’ drill

Police departments train in ‘active shooter’ drill
Officers of the Martin and University of Tennessee at Martin police departments recently participated in training which has become extremely important to law enforcement across the United States.
Officers trained at all Martin area schools on the proper tactical methods in the event there is an active shooter on campus.
An active shooter is defined as “an individual actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a con?ned and populated area. In most cases, active shooters use ?rearm[s] and there is no pattern or method to their selection of victims.
The exercise took place at the Martin Middle and Westview High schools on June 13 and Martin Primary and Martin Elementary schools on June 14.
The training gave officers the opportunity to become familiar with the layout of each school and train on various shooting scenarios to prepare them for any incident that might occur.
Published in The WCP 6.20.13

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