The Ottawa Police Department will conduct active shooter response training Thursday at American Eagle Outfitters in the Northeast Ottawa Industrial Park.
The training will include officers from the Ottawa Police Department, Ottawa Fire Department, Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, Franklin County Ambulance Service and Franklin County Emergency Management Office plus employees and security staff from American Eagle Outfitters, according to a police department news release.
Most of the training will take place inside American Eagle Outfitters, the release said. An electronic message board will announce police training ahead for northbound traffic on Davis Avenue and signs at the entrance(s) for American Eagle Outfitters, according to the release.
Community members driving or working in the area will see increased police activity while the training is being conducted. Training will not interrupt vehicle traffic on Davis Avenue, the release said.
“This is a planned training event; the department wanted community members to know training is taking place in case they are visiting the area," Assistant Chief of Police Adam Weingartner said. "Training such as this provides first responders and our community partners an opportunity to work together and prepare for an active shooter event.”
Training will be completed by early afternoon.