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Posted on: July 19, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Critical Incident Training

Riverside County Sheriff's Department Press Release

Reporting Deputy: Sergeant Jared Howe

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Authorized members of the media are invited to film portions of the training this Saturday, July 23, 2022, at Palm Desert Charter Middle School, located at 74200 Rutledge Way in Palm Desert.  While the training is going on for several hours, the media will have access from 8:45am-10:00am.


Personnel from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Palm Desert Station in collaboration with the Desert Sands Unified School District will be conducting critical incident training at local schools. This training will involve simulation of critical incidents. During the simulation, there will be a law enforcement presence, roll players, loudspeakers, and other props to simulate a critical incident on a school campus. Training will start this week and continue for several weeks.

The collaborative training between the Sheriff’s Department and Desert Sands Unified School District is part of an ongoing effort to ensure Sheriff’s Department Personnel are prepared to respond in the event of an incident involving one of our schools.  The Palm Desert Station conducts multiple force-on-force training scenarios every month to help prepare our staff.

Desert Sands Unified School District will be notifying the residents surrounding each location prior to the start of training.  Throughout the year and even during these trainings: If you See Something, Say Something.

If you have any questions about the critical incident training, or the on-going training Please contact Sergeant Jared Howe or Corporal Steven Rivera at the Palm Desert Station (760) 836-1600.

For media inquiries regarding this incident please contact the Media Information Bureau.

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