Bay County Sheriff’s Office hosts active shooter training for local agencies

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BAY COUNTY, Fla. — Members of local law enforcement are doing what they can to be ready for times of uncertainty, specifically during active shooter situations. 

In a three day seminar, the Bay County Sheriff’s Office hosted local agencies to better prepare for and manage those deadly encounters.

Sheriff Tommy Ford says they’ve been doing training for years and now offering the same education to the police, fire and emergency responders who may get caught in an active shooter scenario.

He says the Parkland shooting really hit home but the recent situation here in Bay County fuels the want to train others. 

“That is as real gets and then looking at the management of the incident overall, and there were some lessons learned. I think we did a very good job of addressing that incident but I think there were some lessons learned in that as far as incident management,” said Sheriff Ford. 

Ford says those who decided to take the course for all three days could possibly be certified to teach similar courses in the future.

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