Active School Shooter Training Exercise
Release Date: Jun 20, 2014
Public Information Officer
Larimer County Sheriff's Office
The Larimer County Sheriff's Office will be hosting two Active School Shooter Training exercises for local law enforcement in Larimer County.
These training exercises are focused on providing consistent training, familiarization with smaller agencies in the area, mutual aid/resource mobilization, and to facilitate a smooth, coordinated effort should an active shooter, mass casualty incident or other critical incident occur in Larimer County. Local agencies participating include the Larimer County Sheriff's Office, Colorado State Patrol, Colorado State University Police Department, Timnath Police Department, Colorado Department of Parks and Wildlife and Larimer County Parks Department.
The exercises will take place in Larimer County on the following dates and locations:
· Tuesday, June 24th, 2014 - Berthoud High School, 850 Spartan Avenue in Berthoud - (Initial Exercises begin at 8:00 a.m., Final Exercise to commence at 3:45 p.m.)
· Tuesday, July 8th, 2014 - Wellington Middle School, 4001 Wilson Avenue in Wellington - (Initial Exercises begin at 8:00 a.m., Final Exercise to commence at 3:45 p.m.)
Although the exercises this year are geared to just law enforcement, local Fire personnel and Emergency Medical Services will also be on hand to observe the exercise. Both fire and medical personnel are essential in situations which have mass casualties. Should there be additional interest next year; the training exercise may be expanded to include Fire and Emergency Medical Services in addition to law enforcement.
Media is invited to come and observe the training exercise, but due to the fact that training marking projectiles will be used, media will only be allowed to stage and observe from outside the school for safety reasons. There will be several stations which media will be able to observe, including the Incident Command System station, which will be organizing all personnel involved and managing resources. This type of Incident Management is also utilized for other emergencies including natural disasters such as the recent fires and floods.
If there are questions, media may contact Jennifer Hillmann, Public Information Officer for Larimer County Sheriff's Office at 970-980-2501.