WCSO part of training exercise at school

WHITE BEAR LAKE — Century College is the site of a large-scale regional public safety training exercise starting at 8 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, school officials announced.

The exercise is designed to improve collaborative multi-agency responses to major incidents. The specific training involves a simulated active shooter and emergency response drill. The school’s neighbors should expect possible traffic delays on Century Avenue and roads adjacent to the college. Noise from sirens and simulated gunfire might also be heard.

Agencies participating in the training include Century College Public Safety, White Bear Lake Police and Fire departments, Washington and Ramsey County’s Sheriff’s offices, Washington and Ramsey County Emergency Management and Homeland Security departments, Minnesota State Patrol, Maplewood and Oakdale Fire departments, and Century College students and staff.

The exercise will be conducted on both the East and West campuses, with local law enforcement providing security and traffic control in the area. This announcement is being made to alert residents and prevent an overload of the 9-1-1 system with concerned callers.

 

Neighborhood resident questions should be addressed to Nancy Livingston, Century College director of community relations and outreach, 651-779-3222. Media inquiries should be directed to Randy Gustafson, Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer, 651-266-9421.

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