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.
“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.”