part of the continuing partnership between the Piqua City
Schools and the Piqua Police Department, an opportunity has been
recognized to provide critical police training in a safe and
Street School, 430 Staunton Street,
Piqua, is scheduled for demolition soon.
Through ongoing conversations, Piqua City Schools is
aware (and supportive) of the Piqua Police Departmentís
commitment to realistic training scenarios for their officers.
The schools have identified a limited window of
opportunity and are providing access to Staunton Street School
for the police departmentís training purposes.
changes to reactions to active threats inside school buildings
include different tactics for the first responding officers.
Police have already learned several new tactics and
exercised them in simulated environments.
Police instructors are looking forward to providing the
officers the experience of applying the new tactics in an actual
school building. Prior
to the demolition, tactics can be practiced that are not
practical in buildings currently in use.
police department is grateful for a relationship with its local
public school district that includes a willingness to provide
this opportunity. The
experience and proficiency gained by police officers the next
few weeks will make our schools and community safer.
do not be alarmed to see police activity around Staunton Street
School over the next few weeks.
Media Contact: Bruce A. Jamison, Chief of Police,