Campus Police announced that the department’s Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT) will be training on the New College campus on Thursday, Dec. 19.
Beginning at 8:00 a.m., five Campus Police Department officers wearing black training uniforms will spend the first hour doing physical training/calisthenics, followed by building searches and room clearing in and around Z Residence Hall, Hamilton Student Center, Academic Center (ACE), and Caples. The officers will not use any devices, equipment or vehicles which are loud or disturbing to classes or meetings. No real ammunition will be used and police said there is no danger to anyone present.
In addition, signs will be posted in two locations of each building when the training exercise is under way. A police officer in a patrol car will be nearby to dispel any concern. The training will conclude at noon.