LSU Police to Conduct Active Shooter Training on June 29
BATON ROUGE – On Friday, June 29, the LSU Police Department, in partnership with the Baton Rouge Police Department, the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office and the East Baton Rouge District Attorney’s Office, will be conducting an active shooter training exercise. This training will take place between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. at McVoy Hall at LSU.
The training will consist of classroom instruction as well as scenario-based training. Personnel from EBRSO’s Burbank Substation and BRPD’s 2nd District will be participating. While LSU PD would be the primary responding agency should a real life situation such as this occur on campus, BRPD and EBRSO would play important roles in the response as well. Integrated training such as this is an important step in preparation for response to active shooters. Law enforcement nationwide has learned the importance of preparing from the standpoint of when, not if, this type of potentially tragic event happens.
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Media wishing to cover the training should contact Capt. Russell Roge with LSU PD at firstname.lastname@example.org or 225-806-1782. Media will not be able to attend the scenario-based training, but can attend some of the classroom work and can get an overview of the scenario that will take place in McVoy Hall for B-roll or photos.