Deputies Train For Active Shooter Incident


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(Sacramento, CA)
Monday, July 23, 2007

For the first time, officers will be taught in a new Tactical Training Village built at McClellan Park in North Sacramento. It’s a 20,000 square foot building that includes mock-ups of a school, apartment building, business office and bar.

Deputies recently demonstrated a scenario in which they confront an armed suspect.  

Training Coordinator Sergeant David Coffman says responding in a realistic setting like this helps the officers achieve something he calls “stress inoculation”. 

"In other words, we’re exposing the officers just a little bit more to that level of stress and once they’ve been exposed to that in a training environment they’ll be able to more effectively make appropriate decisions involving life and death on the streets in a real situation."

The building includes a digital video system to record and playback the training so officers can review their performance. The tactical village is also used for training by Sacramento police and fire agencies.