Officials Hold Active Shooter Training Drill
KREX News Room
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.- Local authorities conducted an active shooter live drill Sunday evening, to help better organize enforcement during a crisis.
The training was held at the Mesa Mall, where more than a half a dozen emergency vehicles were on hand.
The exercise is scenario-based to help with emergency responders training and to demonstrate police response to an active shooter threat. Officials say part of the mission is to enhance communication between different agencies.
“We had different things in the past that you may recall such as Columbine, where we had broken down communication that slowed the response,” said Dan Chermock of the Colorado State Patrol. “Since those days, we have refurbished the Incident Command System so we can have multiple agencies respond to the same incident and communicate across the same channels.”
Officials say this cooperative effort reflects the commitment of local law enforcement to keep the public safe.
Officials try to hold at least two trainings like this every year.