News From Terre Haute, Indiana

Latest News

June 24, 2014

Police conduct active shooter seminar at Riverton Parke

PARKE COUNTY — Indiana State Police troopers from the Putnamville Post staged an active school shooter training seminar this morning at Riverton Parke High School.

Twenty-eight school personnel from the Southwest Parke Community School Corp. attended, as well as members of the Montezuma Police Department and the Parke County Sheriff’s Office.

The training consisted of a PowerPoint presentation by the Indiana State Police, a “breakout session” in which troopers and other law enforcement trainers instructed the attendees on proper tactics for survival during an active shooter event, and an active shooter scenario during which troopers and other law enforcement officers used blank ammunition in firearms.

The scenario was designed to give the administrators a feel of what it might be like during an actual active shooter situation. In today’s scenario, the shooter methodically walked the hallways shooting at random “victims” for several minutes before the first police officers arrived at the scene. Once on the scene, officers displayed how they urgently and tactically must navigate the school looking for the shooter, which can also take several minutes.

Attendees were given a narration of events by troopers during the scenario. This kept them apprised of the number of minutes that passed before officers were able to finally confront the shooter and eliminate the threat.

Indiana State Police have been tasked to serve as the lead agency in coordinating active shooter training with local school corporations throughout the state.

The coordinated effort was launched with the Department of Education to create and implement a statewide training program that would involve all parties responsible for the care and safety of children.

This program, which was already in the developmental stages before the tragedy in Newtown, Conn., has come to be known as the Safe Schools/Active Shooter program. Its purpose is to educate school administrative personnel on proper response to an active shooter situation, how law enforcement responds to active shooter situations, and what school personnel can do to mitigate injury and the loss of life in an active shooter situation.

Those interested in having a Safe School/Active Shooter presentation done at their school, or who want more information about the program, can contact the public information officer at their Indiana State Police post. To find your local ISP PIO, visit www.in.gov/isp/2365.htm and click on your county.

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Latest News
Latest News
TribStar.com Poll
AP Video
Small Plane Crash in San Diego Parking Lot Dangerous Bacteria Kills One in Florida Raw: Thousands Flocking to German Crop Circle Smartphone Powered Paper Plane Debuts at Airshow Florida Panther Rebound Upsets Ranchers Fighting Blocks Access to Ukraine Crash Site Ravens' Ray Rice: 'I Made a Huge Mistake' Texas Scientists Study Ebola Virus 3 People Killed, Deputies Wounded in NC Shootout House Leaders Trade Blame for Inaction Workers Dig for Survivors After India Landslide Visitors Feel Part of the Pack at Wolf Preserve Cantor Warns of Instability, Terror in Farewell Raw: Deadly Landslide Hits Indian Village Obama Slams Republicans Over Lawsuit Raw: Otters Enjoy Water Slides at Japan Zoo Busy Franco's Not Afraid of Overexposure Southern Accent Reduction Class Cancelled in TN Raw: 16 Killed in Gaza Market Strike LeBron James Sends Apology Treat to Neighbors
NDN Video
Famous Internet Cats Help Big Cause With Viral Video Raw: Obama Gets Hug From Special Olympian Snoop Dogg Narrating Animal Footage Is Perfect Tigers Acquire David Price - @TheBuzzeronFOX Russell Brand Slams Sean Hannity Over Gaza Conflict Segment Chapter Two: Composing for a film in retirement Woman's Dive Goes Terribly Wrong Brian Williams Reports on Daughter Allison Williams' 'Peter Pan' Casting News Did Jimmy Fallon Look Up Heidi Klum's Dress? What Drama? Miranda Kerr Poses Topless Plane crashes in San Diego Costco parking lot Justin Bieber Takes To Instagram To Diss Orlando Bloom You Won't Believe the Celeb Cameos in "Sharknado 2" Pitch Invading Morons Cause Chaos - @TheBuzzeronFOX Orlando Bloom 'Takes a Swing' at Justin Bieber In Ibiza Sadie Doesn't Want Her Brother to Grow Up "Maxim" Hotness! See Jessica Alba's Sizzling Spread Two women barely avoid being hit by train Broken Water Main Floods UCLA Orlando Bloom and Justin Bieber Reportedly Came To Blows In Ibiza
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
  • -

     

    March 12, 2010

activity