Created: Fri, 15 Aug 2014 05:30:00 EST
Updated: Fri, 15 Aug 2014 08:52:11 EST
For the first time, colleges are now being included in the Bibb County Sheriff's Office active shooter training.
With a trend of school shootings happening around the country, local law enforcement wants to make sure everyone is prepared.
The two day training starts with a classroom course outlining all the training steps and guidelines.
Twelve Central Georgia Technical College Police Officers and Bibb County Deputies responded to an active shooter call and role played the strategies and tactics to handle the incident Friday.
Officers and the deputies were given a protective helmet and a 40-caliber handgun with non-lethal bullets for the drill.
Bibb County hasn't had an active shooting situation in a school but being prepared is important says trainer, Sgt. Billy Skinner.
"A lot of stuff we base our training off comes from very tragic events and our goal here is to be prepared for that tragic event in case it happens", Skinner said.
The Bibb County Sheriff's Office is working to team up with other college police departments in the area to grow a larger communication and a have a faster response time in the event something should ever happen.