Media Advisory: Community Notification of Active Shooter Training in The Dalles, February 18 - 21
Oregon State Police (OSP) and Oregon Public Safety Academy trainers are co-sponsoring "Active Shooter" training involving numerous mid-Columbia Gorge area law enforcement agencies February 18 - 21 in The Dalles. Training coordinators would like area residents to be aware of next week's training to ease any alarm or concern as public safety agencies, the Northern Wasco School District 21, and Mid-Columbia Medical Center work together to protect local communities.
The training over the four day period will be done on the west side of The Dalles at Chenowith Middle School and Wahtonka High School where participants will be put through an integrated course of classroom instruction and scenario-based participation. Training organizers expect participation from over 80 law enforcement employees from OSP, Wasco County Sheriff's Office, Hood River County Sheriff's Office, Sherman County Sheriff's Office, Gilliam County Sheriff's Office, The Dalles Police Department, Hood River Police Department, and Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fisheries Enforcement. In addition, representatives from Mid-Columbia Medical Center and the School District will be involved as participants and volunteers.
Any questions can be directed to Senior Trooper Kendra Raiser or Trooper Mark A Jubitz at (541) 296-9646.
A link to a Department of Homeland Security instructive video reviewing choices and possible actions to take if confronted with an active shooter scenario is available on the OSP website here
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