"A Pennsylvania police department has crafted a program to educate community organizations such as schools and hospitals to prepare in the event the unthinkable hap¬pens: a gunman in their midst. Salisbury Township, in Lehigh County, comprises 11 square miles with 14,000 residents. The township neighbors Allentown, the third largest city in the state, and is the home of Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest, a regional trauma center. Sgt. Kevin Soberick devised an active shooter training program for the police department and the community several years ago. Soberick attended training through the National Tactical Officers Association, and in turn passed his knowledge on to the police department, which has 20 sworn officers, and set up a program for schools and the hospital. He spoke about the program at the Office of Justice Programs' National Institute of Justice (NIJ) spring 2010 Rural Law Enforcement Technology Insti¬tute. The institute is hosted by the Small, Rural, Tribal and Border Regional Center, part of NIJ's National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center System."
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TechBeat (Spring 2011)