Deputy Powell participates in active shooter training workshop

Posted May 29, 2014 at 1:48 pm

Deputy Nora Powell of the Cedar County Sheriff Office was among the participants in the Active Shooter Training and Drill Development Workshop held on April 22 in Springfield. The workshop was sponsored by the Missouri Center for Education Safety and the Missouri School Resource Officers Association.

A new state law requires schools to coordinate with law enforcement to conduct drills for active shooters beginning this fall. The workshop included training that will give law enforcement officials and school personnel the tools they need to conduct training for their local school districts, providing significant savings to the school districts. The workshop was designed for superintendents, school resource officers, local law enforcement officials, school safety coordinators and other school safety personnel.

The Missouri Center for Education Safety is a partnership of ther Missouri School Boards’ Association and the Missouri Department of Public Safety.

Sheriff Dwerlkotte is partnering with the Stockton and El Dorado Springs School District to help save the school approximately $6,000 each for the training which the district is required to do each year per Missouri Senate Bill 75. The training for the school personnel will be tailored to meet the logistic needs of each school.

Sheriff Dwerlkotte is proud to be able to help the school save large expenditures and looks forward to providing training and assistance for years to come. The Cedar County Sheriffs Office with the assistance of the El Dorado Springs Police Department will provide officers to train together if ever the need arises.