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Sgt. Taylor Sanchez and Officer Jason Frederickson, both police officers with the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar Provost Marshal’s Office, remain in a tactical position while searching for the acting suspect during an active shooter exercise at the Navy Marine Reserve Center aboard MCAS Miramar, Calif., April 2. The officers were on scene just six minutes after the call for help was made.

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION MIRAMAR, Calif. – Police from Marine Corps Air Station Miramar Provost Marshal’s Office participated in an active shooter exercise at the Navy Marine Reserve Center aboard MCAS Miramar, Calif., April 2.

Police from Marine Corps Air Station Miramar Provost Marshal’s Office participated in an active shooter exercise at the Navy Marine Reserve Center aboard MCAS Miramar, Calif., April 2.

Training in simulated environments helps develop quick, rational decision-making skills in a safe and controlled atmosphere.

“It keeps our skills sharp and up to date,” said Sgt. Taylor Sanchez, a military police officer with MCAS Miramar Provost Marshal’s Office. “It gives us different scenarios that we are not able to practice every day.”

The scenario began with an acting armed gunman entering the building and firing simulated rounds. With an estimated time of six minutes, the base police arrived on scene. Casualty role players littered the hallways while first responders entered the building. Cautious of the possible threat, the police officers kept a combat mindset and executed room-clearing tactics until pursuing the acting gunman outside. The police officers cornered the suspect, and forced him to lay down his weapons and get down on the ground.

“It’s something that today’s society needs to be aware of, and the police have to be ready for,” said Officer Jason Frederickson, a civilian police officer with MCAS Miramar Provost Marshal’s Office.

With recent happenings, active shooter scenarios are as important as ever. For police, the experience from these exercises adds to their effectiveness, should an actual threat exist.


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This work, MCAS Miramar police conduct active shooter training, by Cpl Owen Kimbrel, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:04.02.2014

Date Posted:04.03.2014 18:40

Location:MARINE CORPS AIR STATION MIRAMAR, CA, USGlobe

Hometown:SAN DIEGO, CA, US

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