PETAL, Miss. (WDAM) - The Petal School District Police Department conducted crisis training exercises Wednesday that prepared officers to respond in the event of an active shooter or other emergency situation.
The training took place at Petal Upper Elementary School.
District Police Chief Gavin Guy said several emergency response agencies were involved.
Guy said the exercise included large numbers of police vehicles, road closings and mock calls over emergency channels. He said was all done to make the scenarios appear as real as possible.
The Petal Police Department, the Petal Fire Department, the Forrest County Sheriff’s Department and Forrest County Emergency Management participated.