Grosse Pointe Woods Public Safety Office issued a Nixle Alert yesterday in response to the tragic Connecticut school shooting to assure Grosse Pointe Public School students and their families of the security measures that would be taken in the event that a similar situation should happen in Grosse Pointe Woods.
"As you know we have a Special Response Team composed of officers from the Grosse Pointes and Harper Woods. Annually, each department participates in school lockdown procedure training and training for what is termed as an “active shooter” situation," Public Safety Director Andrew Pazuchowski explained in the Nixle report.
Pazuchowski said that in the event a report of a shooting in a school, responding officers would enter as a team and search for and engage the suspect.
"We would not wait for the Special Response Team to be called and respond. All of our schools have security procedures in place," Pazuchowski continued.
"Today, I have advised our School Liaison Officer to contact both public and private schools to ensure compliance with lockdown procedures and building security measures," he said.
Due to the recent tragedies involving active shooters around the country, Director Pazuchowski said the Woods is expediting their annual training for officers in the active shooter program.