The Village of Larchmont Police Department will be conducting active shooter training at several local schools during the Feb. 18 winter break, Larchmont Police Chief John Poleway announced at Monday's village board meeting.
Active shooter training helps police and other law enforcement officers to prepare for situations involving workplace or school violence, similar to the Newtown, CT tragedy.
Participating schools will include Chatsworth Elementary, Hommocks Middle School and Rye Neck High School. Police will be broken up into teams representing each department for each of the three schools.
"It is our intention to be as prepared as possible in responding to any serious emergency so that we may minimize potential injuries and any negative impact that may occur," said Poleway.
In the event of an emergency situation, Larchmont Police may potentially respond to any school in the district.