77
      Saturday
      88 / 71
      Sunday
      89 / 70
      Monday
      88 / 70

      Irmo Police preparing for the worst

      "We'll be able to park police cars in the front, have the blue lights going, have some real world sounds of gunfire and to get the police officers more accustomed to those types of things," said Buck.

      IRMO, SC (WACH) --- The Irmo Police Department is training for the worst this weekend.

      Officers will see and learn how to handle an active shooter.

      On Saturday Irmo Police officers will lockdown Irmo Elementary School and play roles of shooters and cops.

      Chief Brian Buck says they'll be shooting blanks and this type of training is something his department does regularly, so they're ready for the real world situations officers respond to each day.

      "We'll be able to park police cars in the front, have the blue lights going, have some real world sounds of gunfire and to get the police officers more accustomed to those types of things," said Buck.

      The training will start at 8:30 Saturday morning and wrap up around 5:30 that evening.

      Buck says you will see police cars and hear gun shots, but not to worry it's just a training exercise.