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Morris County conduct two day Law Enforcement Active Assailant in the School Environment Program

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ – The Morris County Office of Emergency Management / Emergency Medical Services and Special Operations Group (SOG) in partnership with the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, Morris County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Response Team (SERT), Morris County Police Chiefs Association, Morris County School Superintendents, Medicine in Bad Places Org and RANT Strategies conducted a two day Law Enforcement Active Assailant in the School Environment Program on April 3– 4.

“With the most recent tragedy in Tennessee and the recent weapon seizure in one of our local schools, this training could not have been more timely. We extend our heartfelt condolences to all of those that lost their lives as well as the many families and overall school community that was devastated by this senseless act,” Director of Office of Emergency Management Jeff Paul said.

This course focused on the tactics that the nation witnessed by the heroic actions of the officers who responded to The Covenant School in Tennessee, as well as the RSVP3 (Responsible School Violence Prevention, Preparation and Protection) tactics program that is taught by the Morris County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Response Team here in Morris County, Paul said.

This class builds on the capabilities of our Morris County Law Enforcement agencies to respond to the day we all hope never happens here, Paul said.

In addition, it builds upon the Rescue Task Force Program that integrates our EMS and Fire first responders to large scale events that require immediate life saving medical intervention when time matters most, Paul said.

“We want to extend our thanks to Morris Plains School Superintendent Mark Maire (also president of the Morris County School Superintendents Association) who graciously allowed us to use the Morris Plains Borough School when the school was not in session and no students or faculty were in the building,” Paul said.

“I know that Prosecutor Carroll, Sheriff Gannon, Director DiGiralomo and Chief Ross Johnson, President of the Morris County Police Chief’s Association, all of whom addressed the class, join me in extending our thanks to our Morris County Government Board of County Commissioners and County Administration for supporting our countywide public safety mission which allows us to work together to best serve all of you,” Paul said.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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