Boston Police continue active shooter training drills

While the BPD does regular training drills, the department stresses that they can respond in the event of a mass shooting.
SWAT Team at a training exercise.JONATHAN WIGGS/GLOBE STAFF/FILE

Boston Police conducted one of their50 annual active shooter training drillswith the School and SWAT Units in Brighton on Thursday in a simulated scenario similar to the shooting at Brigham and Women's Hospital in January when a man shot and killed a beloved doctor.


The exercises focus on a shooter in schools, hospitals, and large office buildings.


"Our job is to always be ready for something serious," Officer Rachael McGuire said. "We regularly train in casesomething terrible like a shooter or hostage situation occurs."

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