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For Immediate Release
Thursday, May 8, 2014                                                       

Media Contact
Captain John Spicer
Redwood City Police Department
650.780.7130
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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

WHAT:  
Facilitated Press Tour of the Redwood City Police Department’s Simulated School Campus Active Shooter/Mass Casualty Practice Exercise

DATE:                   
Sunday, June 8th, 2014

TIME:                   
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.

LOCATION:
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

WHO:                  
Redwood City Police Department and Fire Departments

DESCRIPTION: 
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. 

WHY:                   
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.           

CONTACT:         
For questions, please contact Captain John Spicer at 650-780-7130 or jspicer@redwoodcity.org.

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