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Posted on: July 19, 2023

WPD Officers take part in annual Active Shooter Training

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Watsonville Police Officers came together with law enforcement agencies, fire departments, dispatchers, and medical staff from across the Central Coast to train to properly respond to critical incidents such as an active shooter with mass casualties. 

The 10th annual Active Shooter Training took place last week at San Lorenzo High School and was organized by our partners from the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office. Nearly 30 of our officers attended the training over a five-day period.   

This annual training is crucial because it equips your first responders with the knowledge, skills, and mindset to respond effectively during a high-stress and potentially life-threatening situation.  

While it may be unsettling to consider the possibility of such events, preparedness can save lives and make a significant difference in the outcome of an active shooter situation. 


Oficiales de Watsonville se  reunieron con agencias del orden público, departamentos de bomberos, operadores de 9-1-1, y personal médico de toda la Costa Central para capacitarse para responder adecuadamente a incidentes críticos, como un tirador activo con víctimas en masa. 

La décima capacitación anual de tiradores activos se llevó a cabo la semana pasada en San Lorenzo High School y fue organizada por nuestros compañeros de la Oficina del Sheriff del Condado de Santa Cruz. Casi 30 de nuestros oficiales asistieron a la capacitación durante un período de cinco días. 

Esta capacitación anual es crucial porque equipa a sus socorristas con el conocimiento, las habilidades y la mentalidad para responder de manera efectiva durante una situación de alto estrés y potencialmente mortal. 

Es inquietante considerar la posibilidad de tales eventos, pero la preparación puede salvar vidas y hacer una diferencia significativa en el resultado de una situación de tirador activo. 

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