Logan CrawfordFeb 15, 2018, 6:33 pm

Suffolk police say they are always prepared to prevent a mass shooting

How police train for active shooter situations


BRENTWOOD — Concerns have rippled across Long Island after an expelled student killed 17 of his former classmates at a school in Parkland, Florida. With regular active shooter drills and exercises for their officers, Suffolk County police say they make sure they are always ready to respond to an active shooter situation.

Suffolk Police Chief Stuart Cameron says they work with schools and other agencies to prepare for such an event and recently secured a grant to buy more equipment for their officers.

“This is not a static threat; this is an enigmatic threat, and the police department is always working to make ourselves better to respond to it," Police Chief Stuart Cameron said.

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone says police are constantly working to identify possible threats and stop them before they happen.

"I have no doubt that the work this department has done has prevented incidents in the past," Bellone said.

Currently, police say there is no threat to Suffolk County. But the department is always working to prevent a situation before it happens.

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