Unfortunately, active shooters have become all too common throughout our country and around the globe. Recently, the Dawson County Sheriff’s Office participated in a mutual aid response to a simulated active shooter drill.
Officers were presented with several decision making scenarios involving an officer down, immediate and non-immediate threat assessments, innocent bystanders, and a hostage situation. All designed to challenge an officers training, decision making and proficiency.
Sheriff Jeff Johnson is quick to recognize these changing times and responses, “As we strive to prepare our law enforcement officers for these challenges, it is paramount that we recognize the need and train appropriately.”