BCSD provided crisis response kits, training to all SROs over spring break
Published Monday, April 16, 2018
This photo shows two of BCSD's SROs going through a crisis scenario during which a person was wounded. (BCSD photo)
While students were away from BCSD schools for spring break, our school resource officers were training.
The training was centered on crisis scenarios, like responding to an active shooter situation and/or utilizing a medical crisis response kit to assist a person with a severe wound.
BCSD recently purchased medical crisis response kits from North American Rescue for all the district’s school resources officers.
Pictured from left to right with one of the medical crisis response kits are Berkeley County High School SRO Randal Scott, Moncks Corner Police Chief Rick Ollic, BCSD Safety and Security Coordinator Tim Knight and BCSD Safety and Security Officer Brian Fenton. (BCSD photo)
“These kits are specially designed for school resource officers,” BCSD Safety and Security Coordinator Tim Knight said. “The kits contain life-saving equipment to treat multiple victims until medical personnel arrive.”
The Friday, April 6 training is among several that BCSD holds each year with the assistance of local and national law enforcement agencies. While SROs play a critical role in the handling of a crisis, administrators and teachers are also provided insight on how to manage such emergency situations.
“We make safety and security our number one priority, and every year we improve upon our training,” Knight said.
Other trainings offered this year with the partnership of local law enforcement agencies or other groups include but are not limited to self-defense, de-escalation and active shooter gunfire training.
Upcoming safety/security community conversations (click here for more info)
Monday, April 30 – Berkeley Middle School
Thursday, May 10 – Goose Creek Primary
Tuesday, May 15 – Cane Bay Elementary
* All meetings begin at 6 p.m. and last until approximately 7:30 p.m.