Being prepared for hostile situations

Being prepared for hostile situations

School shootings remain a threat to public safety, requiring first responders to have the skill set to successfully deescalate dangerous situations. 

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) carried out an active shooter exercise at Pierce College on April 7 during spring break. This was the first extensive in-person training in two years because of the COVID-19 lockdown restrictions. 

The simulation was designed to accurately imitate an actual active shooter emergency event. It was centered around the Library, thus challenging the team to rescue the hostages and victims. 

Canines and helicopters were used to examine the perimeter and neutralize the danger.

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