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Active shooter training course held in New Middletown

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NEW MIDDLETOWN, Ohio - In New Middletown on Saturday, the police department hosted an active shooter training course for law enforcement in our area.

The training was designed to help police target a killer while staying safe.

In the past, training required officers to wait for back up, but that's no longer the case. The latest training calls for the first officer on the scene to make entry.

"Basic side movements, reverse movements, back, forward, pulling up a gun and being able to engage the target immediately, moving in quickly, fast and at a high speed. Something officers have not been used to," said Sgt. Ken Goist, New Middletown Police Department.

"This isn't just for schools. It's for any active threat, active shooter whether it be at a store, a church, a school," said New Middletown Police Chief Vincent D'Egidio.

Forty two officers from nine departments from around the Valley took part in the active shooter training.

The mayor of New Middletown and the New Middletown Police Department sponsored the training.

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