City of Sacramento Police Department

SAMUEL D. SOMERS JR.
Chief of Police
5770 Freeport Blvd., Suite 100
Sacramento, CA  95822-3516

(916) 808-0800
Fax : (916) 808-0818
www.sacpd.org

MEDIA ADVISORY/PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release No. 20110513-081
Friday, May 13, 2011

Mock Emergency Exercise

The Sacramento Police Department is participating in a mock emergency exercise in partnership with Mercy General Hospital, Sacramento Fire Department, and the City/County Office of Emergency Services.

On Saturday, May 14, 2011, from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., at Mercy General Hospital, several agencies will take part in an emergency preparedness exercise simulating an armed subject entering the hospital. The incident will mimic many workplace violence incidents that have occurred nationally in hospitals.

The purpose of this exercise is for the participating agencies to practice the use of a Unified Command System. During the exercise, personnel will focus on coordinated efforts, critical decision making and support roles between all involved agencies.

Unfortunately, workplace violence is a reality and exercises like this help prepare our emergency personnel for similar real life situations.

Sacramento Police Media Relations · (916) 808-0808 · spdpio@pd.cityofsacramento.org

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