Key Biscayne police do not want people to be alarmed when they conduct a training exercise at a school Monday morning.
At 9 a.m. Monday, the city’s police will work in with cops from the county and school district to simulate an emergency at Key Biscayne K-8, 150 W. McIntyre St. This scenario could involve smoke, but residents need not worry — it’s all smoke and mirrors to prepare officers in case of a real emergency.
“The only way to prepare for these types of these things is practice,” said Key Biscayne Police Chief Charles Press. “Although this is a beautiful, safe community, life happens everywhere.”
Press said participating officers may turn their lights but will not speed or blare sirens. School officials from the K-8 center will be observing the drill, and other schools in Key Biscayne have been invited to observe.
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“We could see fire. We could see all types of emergencies,” Press said of the exercise. “It’s really to get officers to be more alert and prepared.”