WESTBROOK, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The city of Westbrook wants people to be ready in case there's ever an active shooter or a similar violent act. Officials held a meeting Thursday night to show people what to do.
The police chief, fire chief, and school superintendent were there. Their goal was to show members of the community they're working together to protect people from acts of violence.
They also want ordinary people to know what they can do, which is, they say, to be alert and in the event of an active shooter, to "run, hide and fight."
"Where are my escape routes? Being aware of people's mannerisms and behavior, and looking specifically at mannerisms, behavior and actions, and not at race and religion and ethnicity," Police Chief Janine Roberts said.