SAN JOSE (KRON) — Public safety is the top priority for law enforcement, as the world beats a path to the Bay Area for Super Bowl week.
KRON’s Rob Fladeboe takes you for a rare look behind the scenes with the San Jose Police Department’s Emergency Response, or Merge Unit. Among the many possible threats, San Jose’s elite SWAT Team has been training for the department’s firing range. And deep beneath headquarters is a scenario involving an active shooter.
The fully turned out Merge team is practicing with live ammunition. Ear protection on board, Rob followed closely behind as one officer took his turn at the target.
It is not just about hitting the target. The officer must be cognizant of his surroundings too and any innocent bystanders who might be in the line of fire.
Mergecommander Jason Dwyer said his team will be ready to roll in their armored vehicle 24-7 between now and game day on Feb. 7 at Levi’s Stadium.