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Hubbard police officers take part if active shooter training

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Sgt. Christopher Moffitt, Hubbard Police Department Sgt. Christopher Moffitt, Hubbard Police Department

Hubbard city and township police officers are honing their skills on how to respond to an active shooter situation.

Officers shot live fire at targets that represented active shooters inside a makeshift shoot house set up to represent a school, office or home.

The drill tests the officer’s decision making skills with pictures of targets holding a gun or holding a hostage.

“We're teaching one police officer, the first officer on scene, to get inside the building, get inside the school and stop the killing. Whereas years ago, we were waiting for 3-4 officers to get there before we even enter a building and this is showing one officer,” said Sgt. Christopher Moffitt, city of Hubbard police department.

This is the third phase of training for officers.


 

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