For Immediate Release
Thursday, May 8, 2014
Captain John Spicer
Redwood City Police Department
Media Invited to Get an Up Close View of Redwood City’s Joint Tactical Practice Exercise of an Active Shooter with Mass Casualties on School Campus
Facilitated Press Tour of the Redwood City Police Department’s Simulated School Campus Active Shooter/Mass Casualty Practice Exercise
Sunday, June 8th, 2014
Press Conference will take place at precisely 9am and the exercise will begin at 10am. No press vehicles will be allowed into the immediate area after 9:30am.
Roosevelt School, 2323 Vera Street, Redwood City. Access to the Press Command Post will be through the parking lot of RiteAid at Roosevelt and Upton
Redwood City Police Department and Fire Departments
The press tour will allow media representatives to observe a large-scale joint tactical exercise that simulates an active shooter on school campus. This event is a culmination of the Departments’ Enhanced School Safety Plan -- a comprehensive multi-phased preparedness plan for schools that embodies the Departments’ commitment to developing and testing the most effective practices associated with reducing and responding to campus violence.
In response to the many unfortunate campus violence incidents occurring across the country, the Redwood City Police Department began devising a new strategy to better safeguard our city’s school campuses. The regrettable events that have garnered national attention act as a reminder of the importance and priority that such preparedness planning deserves.
For questions, please contact Captain John Spicer at 650-780-7130 or firstname.lastname@example.org.