In conjunction with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms, the Northeast Mississippi Law Enforcement Training Center is conducting a training session for officers on explosive crime scenes. As part of the training, some explosions will be set off today and Thursday at a remote location. Police Chief David Lancaster wants residents to be aware that these explosions may be audible in the city.
On a previous occasion when the ATF helped detonate some old Civil War-era explosives, residents reported that it rattled windows in the city.
Several cars will be blown up as part of this week’s exercise, which will familiarize officers with various explosives.
A two-day session next week will deal with officers’ survival matters, from tactics to first aid to the aftermath of shootings.
The training center offers sessions in advanced topics at no charge for officers throughout the region.