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Active Shooter Response Scenario Training

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2015, $18,695)

The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG) allows states and units of local government, including tribes, to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime based on their own state and local needs and conditions. Grant funds can be used for state and local initiatives, technical assistance, training, personnel, equipment, supplies, contractual support, and information systems for criminal justice, including for any one or more of the following program areas: 1) law enforcement programs; 2) prosecution and court programs; 3) prevention and education programs; 4) corrections and community corrections programs; 5) drug treatment and enforcement programs; 6) planning, evaluation, and technology improvement programs; and 7) crime victim and witness programs (other than compensation).

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Training Division will use grant funds to deploy active shooter response scenario training for patrol and Special Operations Team deputies. Live active shooter scenario training courses will utilize training pistols, protective gear, and simulated ammunition necessary for successful active shooter response scenario training. Simulated weapons and simulated ammunition (simunitions) will allow deputies to go through realistic training exercises while preparing deputies to respond to and recover from these incidents properly and efficiently. The goal of the training course is to properly apply and proficiently demonstrate cell formations, structure negotiating techniques, door breaching responsibilities, room entry techniques, and how to control, contain, and communicate during an active shooter events. The Sheriff’s Office has an established, written policy for training with a pre-determined lesson plan in which deputies are briefed on training goals, safety, and performance objectives.

Date Created: July 22, 2015