The Delaware State University Police Department and Dover Police Department will jointly take part in an active shooter training exercise from 4-8 a.m. April 11 on the DSU campus, 1200 N. Dupont Highway, Dover.

The exercise will also involve other area agencies. People in the area may see an extra emergency personnel and vehicles as a result of the exercise. The exercise is not expected to affect daily campus operations or area traffic.

Such joint training exercises among local, state and federal partners are designed to test the preparedness of the agency, specialized units and communications and to learn what resources other partners can provide in the event of a major incident at DSU or within the surrounding city of Dover and Kent County areas.

The planned April 11 exercise has been initiated by the DSU Police Department to enhance its readiness to handle such dangerous incidents.

For police tactics to be protected from dissemination to the public and most importantly, criminal elements, media representatives will not be allowed to witness the exercise. However, the media can attend a briefing to be held by DSU and Dover police officials in the Wellness and Recreation Center on campus at the conclusion of the exercise, at about 7 a.m.

For more, call 399-5972.