UT Dallas will host a joint tactical training exercise for campus police and the Richardson Police Department from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013 on the northwest side of campus.
The exercise has been planned since fall, and is scheduled during the University’s winter break, when most students will be off-campus.
Participants will include Richardson patrol officers and SWAT team members, squad cars and tactical mobile units. Methodist Richardson Medical Center may also participate, and possibly provide a CareFlite helicopter to simulate realism.
Signs reading “Police Training Exercise” will be posted along streets surrounding that part of campus. Homeowners associations and area businesses will also be notified of the event.