Port Huron Police conducted first responder training Saturday morning that included Port Huron police and fire, the Michigan State Police, Border Patrol, and Port Huron schools. This training is part of an ongoing effort to provide first responders with information on rapid response, engaging/stopping threats, tactical first aid, and other issues related to active killer events.
The training that took place January 18th was preceded by a training last April as part of a grant to the Port Huron Police Department from the Community Oriented Policing Services under the 2018 COPS STOP School Violence: School Violence Prevention program.
Student and faculty safety in schools is a critical department priority, and resulting improvements include implementation of the School Resource Officer program and the school wide ALICE training initiative.
Reporting for WGRT, Karly Hurley.