Tuscaloosa Co. deputies take part in active shooter training - WBRC FOX6 News - Birmingham, AL

Tuscaloosa Co. deputies take part in active shooter training

Source: Kelvin Reynolds/WBRC Source: Kelvin Reynolds/WBRC

Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Deputies moved into a building quickly with eyes open and guns drawn searching every room.

"They have to go in and go directly to that threat and stop the threat so that lives will be saved," Chief Loyd Baker with the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Department said.

They repeated this drill several times for their active shooter training.

Alabama law requires law enforcement officers go through active shooter training.

Some of it takes place outdoors.

"That patrol officer is going to show up and either go into that building by them self or with the next available officer who shows up and they have to know what to do," Baker went on to say.

But it can be indoors too.

Deputies also went through computer simulations where they have to confront and neutralize an armed threat.

"Our job is to go in and neutralize the threat as quickly and as effectively as we can," Baker added.

That also requires them to know who to shoot and when.

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