Stonehill Police Take Part In Two-Day Training With Massachusetts State Police Special Tactical Operations Team

January 13, 2015


The Massachusetts State Police Special Tactical Operations team recently brought their expertise in responding to active shooter situations to campus. Based in Cushing-Martin, the 12 officers worked with Stonehill and Easton police officers as well as Easton firefighters on best practices for responding to armed suspects who use lethal force at a location with multiple potential victims such as a school, workplace or mall. 

Twenty Stonehill police officers participated in the two day program, which included hands-on training in small-unit tactics, room and stairway clearing, apprehension techniques, patrol response, incident command, and methodology.

“Having the State Police work with us like this was  a productive, valuable learning experience, especially as it allowed us to build on the good cooperation we have with our Easton police and fire colleagues,” said Stonehill Police Chief Peter Carnes.