On Tuesday, March 9, 2021, the Emmetsburg Community School District conducted a joint training session with the Emmetsburg Police Department, Estherville Police Department, Spencer Police Department, Storm Lake Police Department, and the Kossuth County Sheriff's Department. ECSD Administration worked with the officers and their drug canines to plan and practice a coordinated search of the High School/Middle School buildings including the parking lots. This training opportunity was beneficial to both ECSD and our law enforcement partners. Our number one priority is to keep our students and staff safe. ECSD wishes to thank each of these departments including Chief Veldboom and the Emmetsburg Police Department for their time and expertise in helping ECSD achieve this priority. We look forward to working collaboratively on exercises like this in the future to keep our school and community safe.