Mississippi law enforcement officers say if a mass shooting should occur here in our state, there are thousands of officers already trained and ready to respond.
Major Thomas Tuggle teaches the Advance Law Enforcement Rapid Response training course, at MLEOTA (Mississippi Law Enforcement Officers Training Academy). Since 2007, 8,000 officers have completed the course in Mississippi.
“If there’s an incident in a small municipality or large municipality, they have all been trained the same,” said Major Tuggle. “They can all go in and work seamlessly to find the threat and once they locate the threat, they eliminate it.”
The officers receive training in extracting civilians, handling explosives, and taking out designated threats, all of which we saw in the San Bernadino shooting incident.