The Pima County Sheriff’s Department’s (PCSD) School Resource Officer Unit presented an active shooter preparedness workshop for numerous Pima County school staff the week of July 11th – July 15th. All of the schools served by the School Resource Officer Unit were invited and several attended.
This workshop was hosted by Gallego Intermediate Fine Arts Magnet School and prepared staff to respond to these types of events in an effort to better protect the students within Pima County. The workshop included instruction time, exercises, several real-life scenarios, and a demonstration of law enforcement response to these types of situations.
This workshop represented a collaborative effort between the Sheriff’s Department, Marana Police Department, Tucson Police Department, Oro Valley Police Department, Sahuarita Police Department, Pima Community College Police Department, various Pima County school drama students, and Integrated Community Solutions to Active Violence Events (ICSAVE) to provide high quality, realistic situational preparedness exercises for administrators, teachers, and support staff within our schools.
ICSAVE conducted Bleeding Control Training during these vitally important educational events. We were honored to be a part of this collective effort to better prepare our teachers, administrators and support personnel. The various school districts’ staff learned and experienced the decisive advantages of proactive vs. passive response strategies via numerous live scenario drills and are now better empowered to help save our children’s lives! We want to extend a special thank you to the brave men and women of the various law enforcement agencies that are making these lifesaving presentations and drills possible.