The Southlake Police and Fire Departments want to inform residents and businesses that we will be conducting a large scale active shooter training exercise at the Southlake Campus of Gateway Church on Friday, September 15 and Monday, September 18, 2017.
The training exercise will take place from 12:00 p.m. to approximately 6:00 p.m. Residents may see a large contingency of police and SWAT vehicles, as well as ambulances, converge on the Gateway Church campus.
The Southlake PD and FD frequently hold training exercises such as these to assess our capabilities and readiness to ensure the protection of our citizens. Assistant Police Chief Ashleigh Douglas says, “We periodically hold scenario-based training exercises where we recreate a variety of emergencies to test our capabilities and to ensure our Department’s preparedness. We want to be certain our officers and first responders have all the necessary training and tools to effectively respond to any threat or situation.” This training exercise should not affect afternoon school pick-up at any adjacent school locations and there are no school lock-down drills planned during these dates/times.
Please share with your family and friends who live or may be traveling near the Southlake Gateway Church to let them know this is a training exercise and there is no cause for alarm.
If you have any questions, please contact us at (817) 743-4522.