Wednesday, October 30, 2013

KSP Launches ‘Active Shooter Training Program’ for Schools

Kentucky State Police are launching a statewide training program that aims to maximize security and safety in schools.

"Even though schools are safe, they are one of our most protected zones, and they should be, because they have our most precious commodity and that is our children," says Commissioner Rodney Brewer, Kentucky State Police.

In response to recent school shootings around the nation and past incidents here in Kentucky, KSP has developed an Active Shooter Training Program. It's designed to teach schools how to respond to incidents involving an active shooter.

The program provides four levels of assistance to schools throughout the state. Those levels include on-site visits, target hardening, lock down drills and hands-on role-playing scenarios. All of those are meant to improve schools' current emergency response plans.

State police say this program is offered to schools free of charge and school officials can choose the level of training that's needed.