October 31, 2017




SLCH partners with Newburgh City Police for active shooter drill

The drill went "very well"

NEWBURGH – In the wake of terrorist incidents both domestically and abroad, more and more public institutions and police agencies are conducting active shooter drills to be better prepared in the event of an incident.

St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital in Newburgh teamed up with the Newburgh City Police Department on Monday to conduct their own active shooter drill.

“While these scenarios are rare, preparation with our local law enforcement officers, and the ability to test our in-house security measures are extremely important,” said Christopher LoPresti, the hospital’s director of security.

The coordination with the police department went “very well” with emergency department and human resources staff participating in the drill.

“The simulation of real life scenarios is immensely valuable,” said police Lt. Frank LaBrada. “I am pleased with the response of all those involved in this drill and commend our officers, as well as the SLCH security team for their response.”


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