Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Maine Regional Healthcare Security

Members of the Pine Tree Chapter (Maine) of a healthcare security and safety association received briefings from local police officers on how best to aid law enforcement officials reacting to an "active shooter" situation.
LEWISTON, Maine--Officers from the Biddeford and Saco Police Departments informed 77 regional healthcare security professionals here about how security officers can aid police in an active shooter situation by providing clear and concise information and training hospital staff. "The most important thing we need from security is information," said Detective Paul Reynolds of the Saco Police at an Oct. 17 educational session of the Pine Tree Chapter of the International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety's Security Training Conference. "As police officers, we walk into the dark all the time. Security staff needs to tell us where and what's happening. That's crucial."
Read more in the Security Director News article entitled "The most important thing we need from security is information" - (October 21, 2008).

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