Laura Farinella
Chief of Police
505 Forest Avenue
Laguna Beach, CA 92651


Subject :Active Shooter Exercise Hosted By Laguna College of Art & Design
Contact :Sgt. Jim Cota, Public Information Officer    (949) 464-6671

The Laguna Beach Police Department has partnered with the Laguna College of Art & Design (LCAD) who will be hosting a full-scale active shooter exercise on Wednesday, January 10, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. at their main campus, 2222 Laguna Canyon Road. All activities will occur on LCAD property.

The purpose of this exercise is to test our interagency capabilities and the mission readiness of our first responders during an active shooter incident. In addition to Laguna Beach police officers and firefighters, the exercise will involve personnel from our surrounding law enforcement and fire department agencies including Irvine, UCI, Newport Beach, and Costa Mesa.

During the exercise you may hear sirens and simulated gunfire coming from the area of Laguna College of Art & Design, 2222 Laguna Canyon Road. Laguna Canyon Road will remain open throughout the event and traffic control officers will be in place to mitigate any traffic congestion.

The exercise will not be open to the public and only authorized personnel and the media will be allowed to attend. Members of the media who wish to attend should RSVP in advance to Sgt. Cota. See contact information below.

This exercise is partially funded through a federal grant received by the Anaheim/Santa Ana Urban Area Security Initiative.