M-Dade Schools Police Department holds a mock active shooter drill in order to prepare for a worst-case scenario. The Miami-Dade Schools Police Department recently trained to prepare themselves for a worst-case scenario involving an active shooter at North Miami Senior High School.

On January 17th, 2014, M-Dade school police officers participated in a realistic mock shooting complete with fake blood and guns.

Miami-Dade Schools Police Chief Ian Moffett said, “It’s a collaboration between everybody, to let everybody know that there are things in place, there are tactics involved and there are specific things that law enforcement and fire are going to do to make sure that if something like this does happen that we respond the proper way, and that the public is aware of how we are going to respond to them.”

The functional exercise featuring two feuding gangs was taped in order to review the video and make adjustments in an effort to fine tune officers’ performances. The M-Dade Schools Police Department has a rich history of taking a proactive approach in training their police officers to effectively handle active shooter scenarios.