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CCCC hosts emergency exercise event

Click to enlarge,  Law enforcement vehicles are lined up on the Central Carolina Community College Lee Main Campus during a recent active assailant drill.

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Click to enlarge,  Law enforcement officers walk down a hallway during a recent active assailant drill on the Central Carolina Community College Lee Main Campus.

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Click to enlarge,  Central Carolina Community College Vice President of Administrative Services Dr. Phillip Price (left) and President Dr. Lisa M. Chapman (right) are in a CCCC Lee Main Campus hallway as observers during a recent active assailant drill.

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Click to enlarge,  Frank R. Bedoe Sr. (left), Central Carolina Community College Director of Campus Security and Safety, is pictured with a law enforcement official as the recent CCCC active assailant drill was coming to an end.

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06.11.2019College & CommunityCollege General

SANFORD - Central Carolina Community College hosted an active assailant drill on Friday, May 24, at the CCCC Lee Main Campus in Sanford.

CCCC President Dr. Lisa M. Chapman was an observer at the event, as was CCCC Vice President of Administrative Services Dr. Phillip Price. Members of the CCCC faculty and staff were participants in the exercise.

"I am so appreciative of the commitment and dedication of our local public safety leadership," said Dr. Chapman. "While I am saddened that today's world requires us to engage in exercises such as active shooter drills, the safety of our college students and employees is paramount and we are thankful for the expertise and passion of our local response teams."

Frank R. Bedoe Sr., CCCC Director of Campus Security and Safety, noted that the drill tested the college's procedures, the skills of the responding emergency personnel, and how they work together as a cohesive unit.

"I would like to thank Dr. Chapman for her support as well as the faculty/staff who volunteered their time to participate in this important exercise. I would also like to thank the following emergency responders -- Sanford Police Department, N.C. State Highway Patrol, Sanford Fire Department, and Emergency Medical Services at Central Carolina Hospital," said Bedoe. "I would also thank the Lee County Emergency Services personnel as they also were involved in the planning for this exercise. I would like to give Captain W.C. Genthe, of the Sanford Police Department, a special thanks as he helped coordinate the emergency responders as well as overseeing the actual exercise."

To learn more about Central Carolina Community College and its programs, visit www.cccc.edu.