September 2, 2014
RENO, Nev.— SWAT practice took place at Meadowood Mall in preparation for local disasters.
Monday beginning at 10PM, the Reno Police Department and the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Special Weapons And Tactics Teams along with the Regional Crisis Intervention Negotiation Team, REMSA Tactical Medics, and Meadowood Mall Security conducted joint training at Meadowood Mall.
Training topics included active shooter, hostage rescue, and mass causalities and traumas. Although this training had been planned for several months, the recent events in Connecticut and Oregon are reminders for law enforcement to stay proactive in the preparation for these types of incidents, which was the goal of this training, which lasted well into Tuesday morning.