‘PEACE’ talk to discuss active shooter situations
– The City of San Luis Obispo Police Department has announced an upcoming discussion in its PEACE series: “Active Shooter: Understanding the Dynamics of an Active Shooter Incident.” The discussion is Monday, April 23 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Copeland Health Education Pavilion at French Hospital in San Luis Obispo.
The Police Education and Community Engagement (PEACE) program launched last year and is a series of 2-hour discussions to help foster mutual respect, better understanding and positive relations between police officers and the public.
“With active shooter situations happening across the country, it’s important for our own community members to know how SLOPD is prepared to respond, as well as knowing steps they can take in the event a shooting occurs,” said SLO Police Chief Deanna Cantrell.
Nationwide, highly publicized negative interactions between police and the public have escalated, often a result from miscommunication and misunderstanding. As a result, many police forces are reaching out to their communities in an effort to improve communications through better understanding. During the PEACE events, members of the public are encouraged to participate and communicate with the panel of police professionals. In July, another PEACE event will discuss the Police Complaint Process.
The “Active Shooter” discussion will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at French Hospital’s Copeland Health Education Pavilion, 1911 Johnson Avenue, third floor. Please sign up for the discussion here. Capacity is limited to the first 120 signups.