Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Response Options Teaches RAIDER Active Shooter Training at the University of Toledo

This week, the University of Toledo is hosting active shooter training, so police departments all over the region can prepare for the possibility of terror in the classrooms. UT Police Chief Jeff Newton says this marks a change in active shooter response policy for his department of 37 sworn officers. Instead of waiting for back-up, an officer will enter a dangerous building all alone. "I'm going to kill you! You're going to pay for this!" The staged emergency scenario is intense. "Sheriff's office, coming in!" A lone officer followed by an instructor navigates chaos in the hallways. "Where at? Which way did he go?" "I don't know he's just down there, man." He tries to get to the classroom to shoot the person who is attacking terrified students. "The goal is really to get into the building as quickly as possible," says University of Toledo Police Chief Jeff Newton. Chief Newton says this week instructors from two dozen police departments all across Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan are in town undergoing what's called RAIDER training. ...read the whole article here

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Ohio Begins Educator's School Shooting Training

By Kantele Franko Associated Press COLUMBUS: A state instructor training educators to respond in school shooting situations said Thursday that planning a response, practicing in advance and using whatever resources are available in such emergencies are keys to saving lives. Participants in the first of five regional training events around Ohio watched a sometimes graphic and emotional slideshow presentation about warning signs missed and lessons learned in previous cases, including the Columbine and Virginia Tech tragedies and the deadly Chardon shooting in February that spurred the state to plan this training for educators. It ended with a tribute to victims of the December massacre at a Connecticut elementary school, an event that spurred a surge in interest in the state’s training. ...read the whole story here