Santa Ana Police Department
*** Media Advisory ***
(Santa Ana, CA) Today, Westfield MainPlace Mall has announced they will be holding an active shooter drill on Wednesday, October 22, 2014. The drill will allow participants from the mall, the Santa Ana Police Department, and the Orange County Fire Authority to work together during a realistic active shooter scenario. The purpose of the drill is to give mall employees and the police and fire departments an opportunity to exercise their response plans and procedures in the event of an active shooter in the mall.
Given the unfortunate occurrence of recent active shooter incidents around the world, Jonathan Maher, the General Manager of Westfield MainPlace, requested and helped plan the drill to ensure his personnel were familiar with procedures and had a chance to practice how they would react. Continue reading