The employees at Rock Port Pleasant View participated in active intruder training. Michael Logan (Tarkio Police Department) is demonstrating what could happen if an active shooter were to enter the facility.

Tarkio Police Chief Tyson Gibbons, Tarkio Police Officer Mike Logan, and Rock Port Police Chief Shannon Sherwood recently presented an active intruder seminar at Pleasant View Nursing Home in Rock Port. The three officers are certified A.L.I.C.E. instructers. A.L.I.C.E. stands for (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, and Evacuate/Evade).
The 29 staff members and one administrator were taught how to react to an intruder. They learned that they should alert everyone in the building first to the situation at hand. Then decide on how to act on counter measurers. The attendees were shown how to observe the shooter and break his or her concentration level so that the shooter can be taken down. The instructors also explained how depending on the circumstances, everyone could either evacuate the building or lock themselves into rooms (not all nursing homes have locks on every door).
There have been five nursing home shootings in the country and most have occurred in very small communities such as the ones found in Atchison County. So it’s very important that all institutions and businesses know how to react in these situations. Most of the attendees at this particular training had not had formal training of this nature before. The three officers plan to hold a training at Tarkio Rehabilitation and Health Care this summer and at the schools in the fall. If your business would like to have these officers come give their presentation, give the Tarkio or Rock Port Police Departments a call.