With Many Schools on Summer Recess, Elk Grove Police Trains For Crisis Situations

June 7, 2018 | 

With students attending many area public and private schools are enjoying summer recess, Elk Grove Police has taken the opportunity to train for the fear of everyone - a school shooting incident.

The Elk Grove Police Department conducted training for their Crisis Response Unit at Bradshaw Christian High School on Bradshaw Road on Wednesday, June 6. Although Elk Grove and other schools in the Sacramento area have not been subjected to this type of incident, recent experiences show that no campus is immune from the possibility of  gun violence.

See video below of photographs from the training session. 

In a statement issued regarding the training, the department said the following:

Our Crisis Response Unit (CRU) continually trains for the many different and challenging scenarios they may face in order to be prepared should an active shooter incident unfold in Elk Grove.  Yesterday’s training exposed the CRU to one of those challenging scenarios.  The live, hands-on training they received yesterday provides them with experience that will be vital to an actual emergency response of that nature.

This summer during our annual continued professional training, all officers will be receiving additional active shooter training which will include live training scenarios. While we are hopeful most officers will never have to respond to an actual active shooter incident, it is imperative they all be trained and prepared to do so.  On the rare occasion that a patrol officer is one of the first to arrive at a mass shooting incident, they must be prepared to respond swiftly and tactically, as the stakes in an incident of that nature could not be higher. - EGPD 

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