There has been an increase in active shooter situations across the country in recent years. With that in mind the Taylorville Police Department along with several other area Police Departments want to be prepared should that situation happen locally. The Taylorville Police Department hosted an active shooter training exercise recently here in Taylorville, to help local police departments train for those situations. Taylorville Chief of Police Dave Herpstreith spoke with Regional Radio News and said how the exercises were great training for everyone involved.
Herpstreith also said how Taylorville’s current training practices as well as its central location makes it a good place to host these active shooter training exercises.
Herpstreith said how many of the changes on how law enforcement agents handle active shooter situations came with the Columbine incident, and put a focus on ways law enforcement agencies can handle those types of situations better.