• Jared Martin and Dwayne Germer of Quantico Marine Corps Base, Craig Haywood of Caroline County Sheriff's Department and James Simmons of King George County Sheriff's Department participate in an active shooter scenario Oct. 20 at Afghan Village at Fort A.P. Hill.

    Active Shooter Training

    Jared Martin and Dwayne Germer of Quantico Marine Corps Base, Craig Haywood of Caroline County Sheriff's Department and James Simmons of King George County Sheriff's Department participate in an active shooter scenario Oct. 20 at Afghan Village at Fort...

  • Leading a team in an active shooter exercise Oct. 20,  Elvis Frye of Fort Lee Department of Army Civilian Police and Brian Michaels of Fort Lee Department of Army Civilian Police, breach a door in Afghan Village at Fort A.P. Hill.

    Active Shooter Training

    Leading a team in an active shooter exercise Oct. 20, Elvis Frye of Fort Lee Department of Army Civilian Police and Brian Michaels of Fort Lee Department of Army Civilian Police, breach a door in Afghan Village at Fort A.P. Hill.

  • Staff Sgt. Hamilton of Fort Meade clears a room during the Active Shooter Training for Trainers Course Oct. 20 at Fort A.P. Hill.

    Active Shooter Training

    Staff Sgt. Hamilton of Fort Meade clears a room during the Active Shooter Training for Trainers Course Oct. 20 at Fort A.P. Hill.

Civilian and military police from Army, Marines and Air Force joined local law enforcement personnel for an Active Shooter Training for Trainers Course Oct. 18-20 at Fort A.P. Hill, Va.

Police from Fort Meade, Fort Lee, Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Andrews Air Force Base and Quantico Marine Corps Base joined law enforcement teams from Caroline and King George counties.

Every officer is required to attend active shooter training. The training, specifically for street officers and first responders, taught them how to meet a direct threat force with force, according to Fort A.P. Hill Police Lt. Ronald Henson, who taught the course.

"This training is more important than ever for first responders because of incidents like Fort Hood and Columbine," Henson said.

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