Greenville police begin active shooter trainings

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GREENVILLE N.C. (WNCT) – For the next three weeks, Greenville Police will be completing their annual active shooter training. This year, it is taking place at C.M. Eppes Middle School.

During the training, people in the area can expect to see a heavier police presence and simulated gun fire. Kristen Hunter with Greenville Police said she wants the public to know that this is just practice so don’t be alarmed.

Hunter said these simulations help prepare officers for the real thing.

“It hit close to home for us in 2013 when we actually had a real active shooter incident and there’s no doubt in my mind that the training these officers receive help them greatly in that situation,” Hunter said.

The trainings run through July 10th. Although the training is taking place at a school, Hunter said the simulations will help officers prepare for any active shooter situation.

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