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Albany State Police Department participates in active shooter training Tuesday

The Albany State Police Department wants to ensure they're prepared during an active shooter situation. Photo: Kailey McCarthy

The Albany State Police Department wants to ensure they're prepared during an active shooter situation.

On Tuesday, they held an alert active shooter training with three different scenarios and two different suspects.

According to Captain Marcus Guess, officers were able to approach the building, locate the suspect and end the active threat.

The training was at residence hall to ensure officers know how to respond at any campus building.

The police department also did an emergency test of the PA system the university uses to signal an active shooter situation.

Guess says it's all about being prepared in case of an emergency.

"No one wants to be a victim of an active shooter event. No parent wants to hear that their child was a victim of an active shooter event. It's up to law enforcement to act as fast as we can to prevent or deter that from happening at schools," said Guess.

According to Guess, the police department tries to do an alert active shooter training once a month.

ASU police will also be launching emergency preparedness, sexual assault and alcohol and drug trainings as well.


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