Dubuque officers train for school shootings

School shootings are a concern across the country, including here in eastern Iowa.

That’s why every sworn officer of the Dubuque Police Department, trained this week on active shooter situations.

They went through different scenarios at Dubuque Senior High School.

One of them was focused on getting paramedics into the building safely. "What we’re gonna practice is, certain formations that we’ll use to keep firefighters and medics safe, if we’re moving into a structure to wounded people, and then those same tactics to get the wounded out," said Lt. Joe Messerich.

The training also provided the chance for officers to become familiar with the new school layout.

The department wants to make sure they’re ready in the event of a shooting.

"We always have to train for worst case scenarios, so it’s all about being prepared, so working with the school districts to get officers in the schools, getting access to the school buildings, to do some more realistic training," Lt. Messerich said.

The officers also worked alongside some members of the Dubuque Fire Department.

They said they hope this active shooter training gives the community a peace of mind because this is something they prepare for and take serious. 

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