Friday, July 28, 2023–6:21 a.m.
On July 24 – 25, the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office, Floyd County Police Department, and Rome Police Department joined forces to conduct comprehensive active shooter training at the old Midway School. This joint effort highlights the commitment of our local law enforcement agencies to prioritize officer training and underscores the paramount importance of ensuring public safety in our community.
In today’s ever-changing and complex world, law enforcement faces unprecedented challenges. One such challenge is the rising threat of active shooter incidents, which demands a swift and coordinated response from first responders. Recognizing this reality, our dedicated officers have chosen to proactively equip themselves with the necessary skills and knowledge to protect and serve our citizens effectively.
The collaborative nature of this training exercise exemplifies the unity and camaraderie that exists among our law enforcement agencies. By combining their resources, expertise, and experiences, the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office, Floyd County Police Department, and Rome Police Department have created a training program that exceeds industry standards. This initiative ensures that officers are well-prepared to face any critical situation with the utmost professionalism, strategic thinking, and courage.
The active shooter training at the old Midway School was meticulously designed to simulate real-life scenarios, allowing our officers to sharpen their response tactics, decision-making abilities, and communication skills under high-pressure situations. Such training not only enhances the preparation of our officers but also bolsters the security of our community as a whole.
The Floyd County Sheriff’s Office, Floyd County Police Department, and Rome Police Department would like to thank Evans Constructions for use of the old Midway School to conduct this training. We look forward to continuing this training to ensure all deputies & officers in Floyd County are prepared to quickly and efficiently protect the community if an active threat presents itself.