The Eaton County Sheriff's Office, the Charlotte Police Department and Charlotte Public Schools will be conducting an active violence training June 29 at Charlotte High School, 378 State Street in Charlotte. The high school campus will be closed to the general public.
Ten law enforcement police agencies and nine fire/EMS services as well as Hayes Green Beach Hospital and the American Red Cross will take part in the exercise. Negotiators from Clinton County and Eaton County as well as Eaton County SRT team will be involved and there will be staff from several local schools participating, including Maple Valley, Charlotte and Williamston.
Eaton County Sheriff Tom Reich said training seminars have been held with local fire departments to train police to escort medical staff in to treat the injured as soon as possible. The exercise will use the knowledge and lessons learned from law enforcement and EMS response to previous active violent incidents across the country to be well prepared and respond effectively to protect lives in Eaton County and the tri-county area, he said. //
The list of participants includes the Eaton County Sheriff’s Office and Charlotte, Eaton Rapids, Potterville, Olivet, Bellevue, Grand Rapids and Lansing police departments, the Kalamazoo Department of Public Service and Michigan State Police, along with fire and EMS services from Charlotte, Delta Township, Windsor Township, Eaton Rapids, Grand Ledge, Benton Township, the City of Potterville, Sunfield Township and Eaton Area EMS.