Melrose Police to Undergo Active Shooter Training Next Week at Public School

Residents near Horace Mann School May Hear Loud Noises and See Increased Police Presence as Part of Training Scenario

MELROSE — Chief Michael L. Lyle announces that the Melrose Police Department will participate in an active shooter training drill throughout next week. Part of the drill will be open to interested members of the news media.

The training will take place inside the Horace Mann School. Residents in the area may hear loud noises and bangs and see a number of police units in the area. Residents should know that this is only a training drill and that there is no danger. Only blank/training rounds and noise simulators will be used during the training.

The training scenario is meant to better prepare the Melrose Police Department for the unlikely yet extremely dangerous occurrence of an active shooter in the city.

WHAT: Active Shooter Training


Monday, June 17 through Thursday, June 20

8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day


Horace Mann School (inside)

40 Damon Ave. Melrose,


Members of the media are invited to attend the session on Tuesday, June 18. Chief Lyle and the Melrose Police Department media relations staff will be on-hand to explain the drill and answer any media questions.

Media will be allowed from 9-11 a.m. on Tuesday. Interested journalists are asked to RSVP. Still and broadcast cameras will be allowed, but they will be asked not to film certain portions of the training, as not to give away police tactics during a critical emergency.

Any member of the public  who has questions about this training may contact the Melrose Police Department at 781-665-1212.


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