Indiana University East and Indiana University Office of Emergency Management and Continuity will conduct an active shooter training exercise on Friday, July 18, on the Richmond campus.
The full-scale training exercise will include participation from Richmond Police Department, Wayne County Sheriff’s Department, Indiana State Police, Richmond Fire Department, Wayne County Emergency Management and Reid Hospital & Health Care Services. There will be over 60 volunteers including the agencies, students, faculty and staff conducting the planned scenario throughout the day.
Chancellor Kathy Cruz-Uribe said the training exercise will provide the campus an opportunity to validate its emergency management response plan.
“The safety and well-being of our students, faculty, staff and visitors at IU East is a top priority. Our campus is a safe place, but this scenario will give IU East an opportunity to take a proactive approach to test the planning we have in place and to evaluate and review the response process so that we are prepared for any potential emergency situation on campus,” Cruz-Uribe said. “This is also a good opportunity for the university to develop communication and partnerships with local law enforcement and emergency management agencies.”
Visitors to campus the day of the training exercise may see tactical activity and should follow directions as provided by law enforcement or campus officials.