FULL-SCALE, CRITICAL INCIDENT TO BE CONDUCTED AT PITTSBURGH TECHNICAL COLLEGE
Pittsburgh Technical College to reenact a crime scene on campus
Pittsburgh Technical College will stage a full-scale critical incident drill on campus on Wednesday, May 22 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Be advised that this educational drill will involve a controlled reenactment of a criminal event and will include realistic-looking victims and witnesses in makeup.
There will be significant law enforcement and first responder presence during the simulated incident. To avoid confusion, notice is being given to the public ahead of the May 22nd incident. In addition, notice will be posted and sent to the students, faculty and nearby community through PTC’s Blackboard Connect communications service.
Campus, local and state police departments, the Salvation Army and other first responders will facilitate the on-campus event as mentors, while also serving in a safety capacity.
Pittsburgh Technical College
1111 McKee Road
Oakdale, PA 15071
The incident is being conducted as part of a heads-in, hands-on, immersive education exercise for students in PTC’s criminal justice, nursing and multimedia programs. During the simulation, four concurrent scenes will be staged, including an actual crime scene, triage, evidence processing and a warrant execution.
Due to the sensitive nature of the location and activities, media is welcome to attend but is requested to register in advance through the contacts listed below. This process is intended to avoid any confusion and augment campus efforts to avoid confusion via social media or other communication.