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Newport Independent - Newport, AR
  • ASP announce training plan for public school active shooter

  •   Colonel Stan Witt, Director of the Arkansas State Police and Ken Jones, Director of the Arkansas Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Training have met by telephone to discuss the active shooter training exercise which occurred at Greenbrier Public Schools.
     
     
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  • In the coming days Director Jones will begin the process of establishing a committee encompassing representatives of his department and training staff, local sheriffs and police chiefs, the State Police and the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management.     The committee will be charged with the responsibility of preparing a uniform preparedness training plan for active shooter situations that will be offered to any local schools to use in coordination with local law enforcement agencies.  The training will only be offered upon request from officials of the local school districts.     Both Director Jones and Colonel Witt discussed the importance of training that is uniform statewide and available to any school district through the Arkansas Law Enforcement Training Academy.      Further questions relating to the establishment of the committee should be directed to Ken Jones, Director of the Arkansas Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Training.
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