Instructors from law enforcement agencies across the region gathered for a three-day active shooter response course coordinated by the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office. The training was conducted by the National Center for Biomedical Research and Training at Louisiana State University. The NCBRT offers Department of Homeland Security certified courses. The Law Enforcement Active Shooter Response course addresses technical aspects of planning and implementing a rapid law enforcement deployment to an active shooter incident through classroom presentations, hands-on performance-based field training, and scenario-based practical exercises. The Train-the-Trainer version that was held at the Bayou Vista Community Center last week is for established law enforcement academy or department trainers and instructors. Instructors will, in turn, bring what they learned back to their agencies. In addition to the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office, participating agencies included the Berwick Police Department, Franklin Police Department, Chitimacha Tribal Police Department, Church Point Police Department, Broussard Police Department, St. Landry Parrish Sheriff’s Office, Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office, and Nicholls State University Police Department.
In the picture from left to right standing are: St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies Lt Mathew Moore, Det/Lt Buddy Rogers, Sgt Bart Lange, Dty. Adam Robison, Sgt Dustin Kennedy, Lt Alexander Barnes, Lt Duval Arthur, and Chitimacha Police Department Officer Teddy Deslatte. Kneeling from left to right are Lt Ross Mire, Lt Dan Weidenboerner, and Dty Aprylle Bobbitt.
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