Weekend Drill Will Test Concordia Agencies
FERRIDAY, La. (AP) — Law enforcement agencies throughout Concordia Parish will be put to the test during an extensive drill encompassing everything from a hostage situation to a bomb threat.
The Concordia Parish Sheriff's Office will host the Saturday morning drill at the Concordia Education Center in Ferriday.
Chief Deputy David Hedrick said the exercise was created to test how law enforcement agencies and medical and fire personnel would respond to a variety of emergency situations.
The mock drill will begin with an employee at the Ferriday school reporting a man on campus with a gun.
Ferriday Police Department officers will respond first because the department is close to the school. Sheriff's deputies Vidalia police also will be called to the scene.