WHD Active Shooter

Active Shooter Training Keeps West Hollywood Station Ready

West Hollywood Station deputies participated in a dynamic, half-day training, in an effort to rehearse one of the most complex, rapidly evolving and ever-present situations law enforcement is faced with today - an active shooter. 

With active shooter events taking place on a far too regular basis in the United States, law enforcement, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, and we at West Hollywood Station, are commited to preparing as best we can for the constant threats our schools, places of worship, and populated areas face on a daily basis.  With that said, this year's training was a collaborative effort between the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and the Los Angeles County Fire Department. 

This unified training structure allows for all assets to cross-train together, which provides for a realistic approach to an actual event of this nature, in which multiple agencies and resources will work together towards a combined objective - render the situation safe and treat the injured.  Under the direction of Lt. Bob Wiard and facilitated by Deputy Sean Wax, the training allowed for West Hollywood Station deputies to run through multiple high-risk scenarios at an off-site location, with guidance from the department's highly-trained Tactics and Survival deputies. 

The training was a success, in that it further prepared station personnel for these events and served as yet another reminder that our training never stops as we continue to better prepare to protect the community we serve!