BARTOW, Fla. – The Bartow Police Department will be conducting Critical Incident Response Training on December 29th and 30th, 2022, at Bartow High School.
This realistic scenario-based training is designed to equip officers on how to respond directly to a threat when there is a critical incident with an active shooter.
The Bartow Fire Department will also participate in the training.
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Residents in the area may hear loud noises and emergency vehicles in the area between 11:30 am and 5:30 pm regarding this training.
This is a training exercise only. No live firing will be utilized.
“In order to ensure community safety, members of the Bartow Police Department consistently train for the worse. I pray these types of incidents never occur here in Bartow, but we will be prepared to respond if necessary”, said Police Chief Bryan Dorman.