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Active shooter drill to take place in Turtle Creek

Dillon Carr
In this Saturday, June 29, 2019, photo, Cindy Bullock, Timpanogos Academy secretary, participates in shooting drills at the Utah County Sheriff’s Office shooting range during the teacher’s academy training, in Spanish Fork Canyon, Utah. About 30 teachers in Utah are spending their summer learning how to stuff wounds and shoot guns as part of a training held by police to prepare educators for an active shooter scenario in their schools. (AP Photo/ Rick Bowmer)

The Turtle Creek Valley Council of Governments and police departments will host an active shooter training seminar for area law enforcement officers Thursday.

Seven police departments have registered officers for the all-day event held at St. Colman Church in Turtle Creek that will be capped with active shooter drills involving dummy weapons and different scenarios.

The training will revolve around law enforcement’s response to active shooter scenarios, according to a news release.

State Sen. Jay Costa, D-Forest Hills, will also be there to give brief remarks.

Costa helped secure grant funds police used to purchase the dummy weapons that will be used for training purposes.

Officers from police departments in Churchill, Forest Hills, Penn Hills, Monroeville, Swissvale and Turtle Creek will lead the active shooter training. The officers will give instruction earlier in the day in the church’s former school facility, which closed in 2006. Starting at 2:30 p.m., officers will undergo active shooter drills.

Departments who have officers being trained include Churchill, East McKeesport, Edgewood, Monroeville, Penn Hills, Swissvale and Turtle Creek.

Dillon Carr is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Dillon at 412-871-2325, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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