Officers learn the safest techniques to stop an active shooter
Bibb County Sheriff deputies and Central Georgia Technical College, and Middle Georgia State College Police Forces are learning the safest way to capture a gunman on a shooting rampage.
Officers were put to the test in two different scenarios of an active shooter on a college campus. The sounds of screams
and shots being fired made the scene all too real for the officers.
“The fact that somebody’s shooting at you whether it’s real or not real you get to the point where you can see yourself in that kind of situation,” says Middle Georgia State College Lt. Shane Rolland.
The participants completed two drills. One of which was with two shooters holding hostages. The other scenario was with a gunman holding one hostage.
“They have victims in some places and suspects in others,” says Bibb County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Scott Chapman. “When you come across certain people you have to quickly establish if this person is a victim or whether this person is injured or is this person a threat.”
After the training sessions instructors, who are Special Weapons and Tactical Team members, critiqued all the participants on their performance.
The Bibb County Sheriff’s office plans to do more active shooter drills throughout the year.