Large-Scale Training Exercise (Press Release)

by Public Information Officer, Tuesday, November 01, 2016, 09:16 (841 days ago)

ABILENE, TX – The Abilene Police Department, in conjunction with the Abilene Fire Department, first responders and other City Divisions will hold a large-scale training for first-responder personnel. The training will be held at Shotwell Stadium located on E. South 11th Street and will include multi-pieces of equipment and personnel. Citizens living in the area will notice a large Police presence and may hear loud bangs and sounds of gunfire. This will all be part of the training.

Several smaller exercises will take place on each Wednesday in November, beginning this Wednesday, November 2, 2016, at 9 a.m. Each session will last throughout the day and eventually lead up to the large-scale exercise on Wednesday, November 16, 2016. Participants in the exercise will use Simunition weapons, which will simulate live gunfire. This training will help Law Enforcement Agencies and participants integrate services and response in case of an active-threat situation.

The public is encouraged to stay clear of the area while the training is being conducted on each of the training days. Traffic will be closed to thru traffic on Expo Drive during the hours of the operation.

Rick Tomlin
Public Information Coordinator

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