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SUU to Host Regional Law Enforcement Training

December 10, 2008
Category: Community Outreach


What:
Southern Utah University is hosting a large-scale law enforcement training session on its campus next week, where multiple local and regional agencies will learn from simulated experiences over a four-day period.

These training sessions take place on an annual basis and have been held on high school and middle school campuses in Cedar City in recent years.

According to SUU Police Chief Rick Brown, there will be roughly 90 officers representing everyone from the city police to the highway patrol. Based on years past, Brown is confident this year’s training will help bring local agencies together to simulate the inter-agency teamwork that is oftentimes necessary in emergency situations.

As to SUU’s role as host, Brown added, “This is a great opportunity for our university, as many of these officers don’t know any of the buildings on our campus. This year’s training at SUU will help local agencies become more familiar with our campus and the variety of possible incident locations herein.” Brown hopes an increased familiarity with campus will enhance response time in the event of a true emergency.

When:
December 16 – 1-9 p.m.
December 17 – 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
December 18 – 1-9 p.m.
December 19 – 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Who:
A large majority of all local and regional law enforcement agencies

Where:
Southern Utah University – Campus-wide

Contact Information:
Jennifer Burt
435-586-1997
burt@suu.edu