BAPD practices 'Active Shooter Response Training'
|Updated: 9/27/2013 10:17 pm
||Published: 9/27/2013 9:23 pm
The Broken Arrow Police Department completed another wave of Active Shooter Response Training at Indian Springs Elementary School on Friday afternoon.
BAPD will utilize the vacant elementary school building until December as part of the mock scenarios.
Sergeant Thomas Cooper told FOX23 that the training is designed to be as real as possible and allows officers to practice their response in the event of a mass shooting situation.
“We do classwork training and then run scenarios and split into teams, “It’s pushing the mental edge to make sure that they can handle it,” said Sgt. Cooper.
Situational exercises, team building and fake ammunition are used as part of the training. Sergeant Cooper said that all BAPD officers will complete the training.
Sergeant Cooper said that the officers hope that they never have to utilize this training but they have to be prepared both physically and mentally.
“We just want them to work as a team and be able to take care of the threat,” said Sgt. Cooper.
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