The Prince George’s County Police Department, the Prince George’s County Fire Department, and the Prince George’s County Public Schools System conducted a joint training exercise at Dr. Henry A. Wise High School in Upper Marlboro Friday (July 20) in what they say is an effort to ensure public safety readiness for the upcoming school year.

This previously scheduled training scenario was set up weeks ago. It was not announced due to security concerns.

PGCP say that realistic mock scenarios test our first responders’ capacities in the event of an emergency and that public safety and school officials regularly coordinate planned responses to potential critical incidents at schools.

Police say they incorporate the nation’s best practices in these exercises to provide first responders with the necessary training in the event of a school emergency.

“Our responsibility to protect our children begins with effective strategies, and is reinforced with joint training exercises with our public safety partners,” stated Chief Mark Magaw.


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