“We do a lot of situations like this. We try to make them as close to reality as possible,” Wagstaff said.
In past years, the department has conducted this training centered on other incidents, including a hostage situation on a bus and a car accident. Wagstaff said the department chose to do the bank robbery because it’s relevant.
“It’s that time of season. Atlanta just had three bank robberies in the last couple of days. And, we felt this would be something good for us to be training with other agencies on,” Wagstaff said.