Clayton State Police Department held a multi-agency meeting on Oct. 13 to conduct a tabletop exercise for local law enforcement agencies. The meeting was attended by officers from the Clayton County Police and Sheriff’s Departments, Morrow Police, Forest Park Police and MARTA Police.
Led by Clayton State Police Chief Bobby Hamil, the group reviewed a scenario of a public demonstration on campus. Attendees engaged in discussions of relevant polices and laws, as well as considered any actions to be taken by law enforcement.
Though the location for the scenario was a demonstration on a college campus, all participants were also asked to consider any actions that might differ if occurred in their jurisdictions.
The exercise was very productive in stimulating an open sharing of ideas and expertise among the different agencies.
“The greatest benefit of tabletop exercises is the opportunity to proactively share ideas and critical thinking in a controlled environment,” Hamil stated.
The exercise was a follow up to an August meeting where the law enforcement agencies discussed the elements of the “campus carry law” that went into effect on July 1, in addition to offering mutual support with Clayton State Police if needed.