Lethbridge Police conducting two training scenarios today

Lethbridge Police are advising the public that officers will be conducting two critical incident training exercises today.

From 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. police officers will be staged at the old Civic Centre Curling Rink and from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the vacant Sears building to participate in critical incident training scenarios. Neighbours in the vicinity have already been advised.

The exercises will include members of the Tactical Team, Explosive Disposal Unit, K9, Crisis Negotiators, Incident Commanders, Scribes, Tech Support and the UAV. People in the area may hear loud noises, including police calling out commands, actors/role players yelling and the deployment of distraction devices.

THERE IS NO RISK TO THE PUBLIC or neighbouring properties, however police are asking people to avoid the Civic Centre Rink and Sears building while the scenarios are underway. Members of the public are thanked in advance for their cooperation.

Police participate in several large-scale training scenarios throughout the year to ensure officers are well-trained, well-equipped and prepared to respond to any critical incident in the community.

There will be no media availability for these training exercises.