USM Police Department Holds Active Shooter Training

USM Police Department Holds Active Shooter Training (Image 1)
USM Police Department Holds Active Shooter Training (Image 1)

HATTIESBURG, Miss. – No one was allowed in Pulley Hall on the Southern Miss campus yesterday. The University Police Department, along with other area law enforcement agencies held an active shooter training for uncertified officers.

Fourteen men and women were put through a two-day strategic training. 

The first day consisted of classroom instruction. And the second day, they learned how to analyze the psychological make up of an active shooter through a simulated training situation.

“We’ve never had to actually put it into play, but I’m comfortable and confident that the training that they’re receiving, and the people we have working with us will act timely and appropriately,” University Police Chief Bob Hopkins.

Officers from Collins, Forrest General Hospital and Camp Shelby also joined in the training.

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