Paragould officers suit up for active-shooter training

(Source: KAIT)
(Source: KAIT)
(Source: KAIT)
(Source: KAIT)

PARAGOULD, AR (KAIT) - The Paragould Police Department geared their day towards active shooter training.

Corporal Blake Williams said officers trained using the closest to real-life scenarios as they could.

Officers filled the old Belle Meade Nursing Home in full gear where they were tested on numerous active shooter scenarios.

Class leaders gave feedback after every scenario run.

They used F-X simunition type guns just like the weapons the officers use daily.

However, the guns are filled with soap-based paint cartridge. It marks the body when hit.

Williams said that helps officers recognize what they are doing wrong, and they can learn from it.

"There's always going to be a need for this type of response, and it's ever revolving so there should always be training like this," Williams said. "It should be done at a minimum annually, and we try to do this training as much as we can."

EMS, Paragould Fire Department, and role players also participated in the active shooter training on Tuesday.

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