Preparing for the Worst - KALB-TV News Channel 5 & CBS 2

ADVERTISEMENT
Bookmark and Share

Preparing for the Worst

Posted: Updated:

ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - Law enforcement from around Cenla gathered to prepare and prevent a scenario that is becoming all too common. 


"So when that day comes, unfortunately it will come, we can hopefully integrate," said Special Agent Michael J. Anderson. 

It's a scenario nobody in law enforcement wants to experience first hand.  

"Active shooters don't just occur in urban areas, in fact we're seeing more and more in rural areas, lessly populated areas, so it could happen here just as easily as it could happen in New Orleans," said Anderson.

So to prepare for the worst -- the FBI was in Alexandria to advise Central Louisiana law enforcement. 

"In light of all the mass shooting that have been all over the country and all over the world for that matter, law enforcement feels like the more we can learn the more we can try and prepare and possibly head off some of these situations where possible," said Natchitoches Police Chief Micky Dove.

According to the FBI, the average active shooter scenario only lasts about 5 to 7 minutes, but afterwards is when victim and crisis management comes into play. According to the FBI this is when communication between agencies, is most important.

"The first few moments of an active shooter all our police are going and responding to the immediate threat and once that threat is over there's a huge aftermath that we all as a community have to deal with and this is designed to better help us coordinate that response," said Alexandria Police Chief Loren Lampert. 

Multiple agencies working together to keep the public safe and hopefully prevent the worst from happening. 

"We don't know how many we prevent, we only know the ones we don't prevent, so hopefully as the information we have here gets disseminated throughout the community we can prevent more and more of these," said Lampert. 

The active shooter seminar continues tomorrow when multiple law enforcement agencies will work together to respond to a simulated mass shooting.  

 

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Man killed in Natchitoches Parish crash

    Man killed in Natchitoches Parish crash

    Sunday, July 27 2014 2:05 PM EDT2014-07-27 18:05:16 GMT
    NATCHITOCHES PARISH, La. (KALB News Channel 5) -- A single vehicle crash killed a young man from Pleasant Hill, La. in the early morning hours of July 27, 2014 according to State Police.
    More >>
    NATCHITOCHES PARISH, La. (KALB News Channel 5) -- A single vehicle crash killed a young man from Pleasant Hill, La. in the early morning hours of July 27, 2014 according to State Police.
    More >>
  • Arrest made in murder of Pamela Carnahan

    Arrest made in murder of Pamela Carnahan

    Saturday, July 26 2014 10:13 PM EDT2014-07-27 02:13:13 GMT
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) -- The Alexandria Police Department have made an arrest in the May 9 murder of Pamela Carnahan.More >>
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) -- The Alexandria Police Department have made an arrest in the May 9 murder of Pamela Carnahan.
    More >>
  • Big heat but cooler weather coming...

    Big heat but cooler weather coming...

    Saturday, July 26 2014 5:14 PM EDT2014-07-26 21:14:21 GMT
    Tomorrow, expect a hot day with a big dome of high pressure moving right overhead. High temperatures will most likely climb into the mid-90s with mostly sunny skies and light southwest winds. With sinking air over the region, atmospheric pollutants and allergies will get banked up along the surface with no where to go. For this reason, pollen counts will be increasing tomorrow and air quality will most likely go down, so keep that in mind if you have breathing problems or allergies.Changes wi...More >>
    Tomorrow, expect a hot day with a big dome of high pressure moving right overhead. High temperatures will most likely climb into the mid-90s with mostly sunny skies and light southwest winds. With sinking air over the region, atmospheric pollutants and allergies will get banked up along the surface with no where to go. For this reason, pollen counts will be increasing tomorrow and air quality will most likely go down, so keep that in mind if you have breathing problems or allergies.Changes wi...More >>
Powered by WorldNow
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KALB. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.