Westmont to Host Emergency Drill

Sheriff’s Special Enforcement Team Will Join School Staff in Practice Response

On Wednesday, June 2, Sheriff’s deputies and members of the Special Enforcement Team will conduct an emergency response drill with Westmont College staff. The deputies will practice their rapid response skills for violent incidents and familiarize themselves with the campus.

Westmont, as stated in a press release, welcomes the opportunity to serve the community and to practice setting up for an emergency with its Situation Readiness and Response Team. The Montecito Covenant Church will stage the area for the drill; California Highway Patrol, along with the Montecito Fire District and Carpinteria-Summerland Fire District, will also participate. Temporary signs along Cold Spring Road will alert motorists of the training exercise and nearby neighbors may hear simulated gun fire.

For questions about the Sheriff’s Department’s role in this exercise, contact Lt. Eric Koopmans at (805) 684-4561. For questions related to Westmont College, contact Scott Craig at (805) 565-6051.

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