Active shooter training prepares officers for large-scale incidents
The Clay County Sheriff's Office Chief of Staff Colonel Craig Aldrich says he's confident in his officer's ability following an active shooter training held on Wednesday night.
"Overall we did very good and I was pretty proud of the overall drill."
Aldrich says if an incident similar to the Boston marathon bombings were to occur in Jacksonville, the public should be confident in his teams ability to react and respond quickly.
Aldrich says, " These folks are professionals. They train many times throughout the month, multiple times throughout the year. They are continuously fine tuning their skills."
He also says the key to success in large scale situations is working with other agencies to apprehend the suspect and keep the public safe.
"We have faired pretty well with various drills that we've done both in-house and under a unified command."
He says they've practiced with other Sheriff's office such as JSO, St. John's, and Alachua. More than anything he stresses the public should feel confident in his officer's ability to keep them safe no matter what kind of situation arises.
"We'll ultimately take care of whatever situation presents itself."