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The Lincoln City Police Department, in partnership with the Lincoln County School District, will conduct active shooter response training Monday, June 24, and Tuesday, June 25, in and around Taft Elementary School.

The training, coordinated by the Lincoln City Police Department, will focus on emergency response to an active shooter incident will involve a simulation of the police department’s response plan and procedures to help ensure a coordinated, timely and effective response in event of a major incident at the school, 4040 SE High School Drive in Lincoln City, or elsewhere in the community.

Citizens should be aware that there will be law enforcement and emergency vehicles present during the exercise. In order to avoid any confusion, the public is being notified that this is only training and not an actual emergency.

Taft Elementary will be closed to students and the public. No students will participate in the training.

Access to the building for select school employees will be limited to those portions of the school not being used during the training. The south end of the school will be closed off to all non-participants or unapproved personnel for the duration of the training.

The Lincoln City Police Department would like to thank the Lincoln County School District for allowing us to use their facility and property for this very important training. The school district’s assistance and cooperation allows the Lincoln City Police Department to better train and prepare their officers for response to a critical incident such as this.

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