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Rapid Response Training at Dewey Elementary

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QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) – Tuesday evening the Quincy Police Department trained for a possible school shooting.  QPD held its annual rapid response training at Dewey Elementary.  
During the training, officers review and use tactics to track down a shooter inside a classroom with hostages.
The Quincy Police Department rotates the training to each school so they can train in each different environment. 
 
"Even if their kids don't go to school here or they've never been here, if they do the training here, they kind of know how the school is laid out…maybe where the little crevices and cracks…maybe where someone might be able to hide, so it just gives them experience on what the actual layout of the building would be," says Sergeant Adam Yates with the Quincy Police Department.
 
QPD holds its rapid response training about six or seven times each school year.

 


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