Officers from the Southwick Police Department participated in Active shooter Training this past week. Troopers from the Mass State Police Swat team both instruct the officers as well as pose as the active shooter. This training simulates real life scenarios to give our officers the best possible training at what seems to be an all to frequent event.
All the participants involved use “Sims” rounds which is a simulated round of ammunition which makes the training that much more realistic…….
Officer Greg Burt who is the departments’ lead Firearms Instructor, works diligently to keep our officers prepared in case they are confronted with a deadly threat situation. Unfortunately, school shootings are becoming more and more frequent and Officer Burt believes that these training simulations are imperative in order to save lives.