DSH - Coalinga: Announcements


Public Notice: Active Shooter Drill at Department of State Hospitals-Coalinga

The Department of State Hospitals (DSH)-Coalinga will be conducting an Active Shooter Drill on Monday, June 24, 2019, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The community should be aware that active shooter sights and sounds may be seen and heard along the periphery of hospital grounds during the exercise. This drill is a functional exercise with actors roleplaying as victims and blanks will be used by trained law enforcement professionals.

The purpose of the drill is to practice the response of the DSH-Coalinga’s Hospital Police Services in order to test the hospital’s emergency notification systems. The Coalinga Police Department will be assisting in the drill.

The drill will occur outside of the secure patient treatment area. Access to the hospital will be very limited during the exercise. Hospital business and patient care will not be impacted.

Signs will be posted stating an active shooter drill is in progress.