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Last Saturday the Coosa County Sheriff’s Office and the Coosa County Reserves conducted an active shooter training at Central High School.
This training exercise is conducted to provide professional training on how to respond, how to react and what to do in the event of an active shooting situation.
A variety of techniques, procedures and proper responses was taught, giving the deputies and reserves valuable experience in handling complex situations involved with an active shooter. This training provides a valuable tool in making the students at Central Coosa safe.
Although the actual techniques used cannot be shared with the general public, they are implemented and practiced to provide updated skills for the deputies and reserves.
Sheriff Michael Howell and Chief Deputy George Long have had numerous deputies trained in special weapons and training earning their certification. This training provides the citizens of Coosa County with some of the best trained officers in the state.
Howell stated, “We had a very successful training day on October 8. My staff received training that will help them become more prepared if faced with an active shooter in our county. We will continue to educate ourselves to better serve the residents of Coosa County, and this is just one way to help safeguard our schools and county.”