POLICE Magazine

DEC 2018

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"REAL WORLD." at two-word phrase is one of the last instructions we receive as the bus pulls into the training village for the active shooter scenario. If we experience medical distress or injury during the scenario, we're supposed to say, "Real world." e reason we've been given this directive is that the scenario involves dozens of role players all portraying either dead, wound- ed, or panicked active shooter victims. Part of their performance is to scream for help, so anyone needing real assistance needs to say, "Real world," not "Help." e active shooter response scenario is just part of the multi- day public safety training exercise and technology demonstra- tion known as Operation Convergent Response (OCR), which was held early last month. Sponsored by Verizon and Nokia and held in the training village of the Guardian Centers in Perry, GA, OCR consists of seven scenarios: Active Shooter, Earthquake, Helicopter Crash, Hurricane, Interstate Pile-Up, Subway Terror Attack, and Nuclear Detonation. PHOTOS: LINC WILLIAMS 20 POLICE DECEMBER 2018 THE TACTICAL TECHNOLOGY SHOW Operation Convergent Response demonstrates the latest first responder technologies in live exercises, including active shooter attack. DAVID GRIFFITH A number of vehicles were used in the active shooter response scenario. This one launched an aerial drone.

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