Monson Police Department- Monson, MA

Monson police believe preparation is key in responding to situations where lives are at stake.That’s why the department provides free training to townspeople who want to learn life saving strategies. Administrators, teachers, and students in the Monson school system are all trained to try and increase the survivability of an active shooter situation. “Traditional lockdowns really tends to limit the survivability. We learned that through events such as Virginia Tech, Columbine and Sandy Hook, and that’s when we decided it was time to do something proactive, authorize, and empower our staff and students to help themselves,” said Michelle Loglisci, director of transportation for Monson schools. Police say minutes are valuable in an active shooter situation, and since it takes law enforcement an average of 5-6 minutes to respond, what’s done before they arrive can indeed save lives. Read more