The Hemet Police Department, in conjunction with the Hemet Unified School District, Hemet Fire Department, and Riverside County Sheriff's Department, will host a training exercise on Saturday April 27th, from 8:00am - 3:00pm at Tahquitz High School in Hemet.
The campus will be closed to the public and access to the school restricted to only those involved in the training.
There will be no live ammunition used, but near-by residents may hear sirens, yelling, simulated weapons, and alarms coming from the campus.
The training is an exercise in handling emergency situations on a campus of an active shooter or similar event. The training will involve multiple agencies along with Hemet Unified administrators, teachers, parent, and student volunteers.
It is our hope that Hemet Police Department and Hemet Unified School District will never have to actually test this training in a real situation. However, we want all of our school sites and public safety responders to be prepared to handle any and all emergencies which may arise.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Hemet Police Sergeant Nate Miller at 951 765-2400 or Dr. Richard Husband, HUSD Director of Student Services at 951 765-5100; extension 3500.