The Clearfield City Police Department go through regular training and qualifications to ensure they are up to date on their knowledge and skills. The most recent one was a S.W.A.T. house-clearing and hostage scenario exercise. As described by the training officer, “The training was focused on responding to critical incidents such as barricaded subjects, hostage incidents, and active shooters. The main objectives were to teach officers how to properly respond to these incidents and how to make critical decisions based on the information provided.” These types of scenarios require precision and exceptional teamwork.
“This helps us improve our response to these incidents by teaching everyone what their role is and what is expected of them. When everyone is on the same page, it is much easier to gain control of the incident and react appropriately.”