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Wyoming State Employees Receive Active Shooter Training

posted Jan 12, 2016, 2:56 PM by   [ updated Feb 11, 2016, 7:14 AM by ]
Members of the Highway Patrol and Office of Homeland Security inspect a fake bomb 
used during the active shooter training offered to state employees.

January 12, 2016 

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – In the wake of a number of mass shootings last year, Governor Matt Mead requested active shooter training be made available to all State of Wyoming employees. The Wyoming Highway Patrol, working with The Wyoming Office of Homeland Security (OHS) offered the training on January 11-12 at the Herschler Building in Cheyenne.

“The safety of state employees is a big concern for me as governor,” said Governor Mead. “This training teaches employees how to react– so they have this knowledge if they are faced with an active-shooter situation.”

The training was given in 4 hour blocks, with instruction offered by state troopers and members of OHS. It focused on identifying signs that someone may become violent, what to do during a shooting and how to respond to law enforcement when they arrive on the scene. At the Governor’s request, the training will be offered to state employees at additional times and locations to be scheduled.