Publish Date: Mon, 05 Sep 2022 01:51:07 -0700
The San Bernardino Community College District Police Department (SBCCD PD) conducted an active shooter training drill on August 3 in CHC’s Crafton Hall.
This exercise was conducted to practice the tactical response of police officers and dispatchers. Personnel from the SBCCD PD and the San Bernardino County Sheriff ’s Department Yucaipa and Rancho Cucamonga stations participated.
In addition, there were over 30 volunteers, including students and staff from CHC and students from the Yucaipa High School Law and Public Safety Academy.
The Behavioral Intervention Team from CHC addressed the volunteers following the drill to provide an overview of the mental health services and other support available to students at the College. The team stressed the importance of filing a report if they notice others who may be exhibiting concerning behavior before it rises to a crisis level.
SBCCD Police Chief Al Jackson echoed the sentiments with a reminder that it is important for students to act on their gut feeling, and if they see something, to say something. Jackson stressed the importance of students intervening by filing a report with the College if they see concerning social media posts or changes in behaviors to prevent such behavior from escalating.
Although the training was intended for responding agencies, volunteers were also briefed on steps to take to survive an active shooter situation. Volunteers were instructed to run and hide, leave belongings behind, to call 9-1-1 when safe to do so and listen to instructions from law enforcement officers arriving on scene.
For additional resources and information regarding this topic, please visit https://sbccd.edu/district-services/police-department/crime-prevention/index.php