Election workers in Denver getting active shooter training for Election Day

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DENVER — More than 400 election judges and staff are being trained on how to handle an active shooter situation with a mock-active shooter video.

The decision to have staff undergo training is not a reaction to anything in the election; this has been in the works since the last election.

“Our goal is to make sure our election judges and our staff internally are the most prepared they can be for any type of situation,” said Amber McReynolds, director of elections for the city and county of Denver.

“[The video] goes through different scenarios. A few different video clips, what election judges should do in that kind of emergency situation,” McReynolds said.

The training has been ongoing for months, with real-life input from a Denver police officer.

The video comes with a reminder: “Have a plan. Run, hide, fight.”

The point of the training is to provide workers with realistic tips, and how to handle, be calm, responsive and prepared just in case.

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