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Alhambra Police Plan School Emergency Exercise

  • By Staff Reports

Alhambra Police and the Alhambra Unified School District will conduct a joint training exercise simulating an emergency at Alhambra High School that could result in the calling for a “lock down” of the campus on Friday, June 14.

The training will consist of Alhambra Police Department School Resource officers, Alhambra patrol officers and detectives, training alongside Alhambra Unified School District support staff, campus supervisors and school administrators in simulated emergency crisis situations or scenarios.

 

Sgt J. Johnson of the Alhambra police said volunteers will act as role players as the officers and school staff work through unexpected simulations addressing critical school incidents.

“The participants will practice working together to intervene and resolve school emergency situations that may arise on campus which may potentially result in calling a school 'lock down,' as well as addressing critical emergency procedures that schools must enforce in order to maintain a safe school and community environment,” a city press release said.

Johnson said a similar training exercise was held in June 2011 and was well received by school staff and officers.

The city press release said that this scheduled training exercise is part of the ongoing joint training that has taken place over the past years with members of the district and the Alhambra police and fire departments.

Other training has included fire drills, lock down drills, campus evacuation drills and a variety of mental health training.

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