LPD hosts active shooter training for city employees - KSWO, Lawton, OK- Wichita Falls, TX: News, Weather, Sports. ABC, 24/7, Telemundo -

LPD hosts active shooter training for city employees

(Source KSWO) (Source KSWO)

LAWTON, OK (KSWO) - Lawton Police Department conducted two classes on August 16 aimed at teaching city employees how to act in an active shooter situation.

The city hosted two active shooter training classes today. Both classes were full allowing close to 300 city employees to sit in. The class was aimed at making sure employees knew how to act in an active shooter situation.

Jim Russell, assistant city manager, says he wants to make sure his employees can identify when a situation is occurring and can protect themselves.

“Active shooting training provides our employees with the skills they need to identify when a volatile situation can occur and to identify what to do and where to go to protect themselves,” said Russell.

They would like to make sure their employees are prepared for the worst and believe being proactive will help them in the long run.

Copyright 2016 KSWO. All rights reserved.

  • Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • London attacker was cheerful, joking on eve of rampage

    London attacker was cheerful, joking on eve of rampage

    Friday, March 24 2017 1:57 PM EDT2017-03-24 17:57:49 GMT
    Friday, March 24 2017 1:59 PM EDT2017-03-24 17:59:12 GMT

    London's top anti-terror officer says two more "significant arrests" have been made in connection with the Westminster attack, in central and northern England.

    London's top anti-terror officer says two more "significant arrests" have been made in connection with the Westminster attack, in central and northern England.

  • Car fans rejoice! The All Corvette Show and Cruise is in Lawton

    Car fans rejoice! The All Corvette Show and Cruise is in Lawton

    Friday, March 24 2017 1:56 PM EDT2017-03-24 17:56:28 GMT

    This weekend, there's something for the car fans out in Southwest Oklahoma. The All Corvette Show and Wichita Mountains Dinner Cruise will be here in Lawton March 24th and 25th. A welcome reception will start at Classic Lawton Chevrolet today from 4:00 to 5:00 in the afternoon. Participants will then go on a 60-mile cruise through the Wichita Wildlife Refuge and end at a dinner banquet at the Apache Casino Hotel. 

    This weekend, there's something for the car fans out in Southwest Oklahoma. The All Corvette Show and Wichita Mountains Dinner Cruise will be here in Lawton March 24th and 25th. A welcome reception will start at Classic Lawton Chevrolet today from 4:00 to 5:00 in the afternoon. Participants will then go on a 60-mile cruise through the Wichita Wildlife Refuge and end at a dinner banquet at the Apache Casino Hotel. 

  • Outlook looking bleak for GOP on 'Obamacare' repeal bill

    Outlook looking bleak for GOP on 'Obamacare' repeal bill

    Friday, March 24 2017 1:50 PM EDT2017-03-24 17:50:55 GMT
    Friday, March 24 2017 1:50 PM EDT2017-03-24 17:50:55 GMT

    Republicans have set course for a climactic House vote on their health care overhaul.

    Republicans have set course for a climactic House vote on their health care overhaul.

Powered by Frankly