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Placer County Sheriff explosives, hostage units take part in school training scenario

Placer County Sheriff holds special units training at closed Roseville school

The Sheriff's Office gathered their bomb squad, Hostage Negotiations Team and Special Enforcement Team on Aug. 16 to train how to work together in a realistic school scenario.
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The Sheriff's Office gathered their bomb squad, Hostage Negotiations Team and Special Enforcement Team on Aug. 16 to train how to work together in a realistic school scenario.

On Wednesday, Aug. 16, three Placer County Sheriff’s Office specialty teams came to the now-closed Dry Creek Elementary School in Roseville for a joint training.

The Placer County Sheriff’s Office’s Explosives Ordinance Detail (bomb squad), Hostage Negotiations Team and Special Enforcement Team came together to train how to handle a crisis situation in a realistic school setting.

The sheriff’s office posted a video of the training on Faceboook. In the post, they said that the drill gave their teams a unique opportunity to “work side-by-side to solve a potentially deadly, volatile situation.”

During the drill, deputies got hands on training with deploying a throw phone to a suspect, using a bomb robot and other tasks that could be necessary to safely defuse a sensitive, possibly fatal school hostage situation.

The Sheriff’s Office said in their post that the video is a part of a wider effort to respond to requests for more special units training video on their Facebook page.

Emily Zentner: 916-321-1074, @emilymzentner

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