Beaumont, CA –Earlier this year, the Beaumont Police Department and the Beaumont Unified School District began a partnership to address issues such as: crisis intervention, emergency preparedness, communications strategies, and collaborative training between the Beaumont Police Department, Beaumont Unified School District staff, students and parents, as well as the general public.
In May of 2018, a School Response team was assembled with various representatives from the Beaumont Police Department and the Beaumont Unified School District. This team began meeting on a semi-monthly basis to discuss crisis response and begin coordinating a plan to implement District wide training for staff and students.
In July of 2018, the Beaumont Police Department conducted an active shooter training at one of the Beaumont USD campuses. This event focused on training District staff and police officers on a simulated active shooter event.
The Beaumont Unified School District and the Beaumont Police Department, have continued their collaboration and recently began trainings with District staff at each of the various school sites. The team has also been working to coordinate a fully simulated active shooter event that will demonstrate for district staff what an active shooter event will look, sound and feel like. This training event will occur sometime in early 2019.
Although we cannot train for every eventuality, the opportunity to continue to collaborate and work together to address crisis response with the Beaumont Unified School District will prepare students, staff and officers for an emergency before it happens.
More information about this program and available trainings, events, etc. will be announced as the information becomes available.