This week, the New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services hosted over 50 officers from eight law enforcement teams from across the state, through scenario-based training at the second annual "Tactical Week" exercise held at the State Preparedness Training Center in Oriskany.

The training taught law enforcement tactical teams how to respond to some of the most challenging and dangerous calls for service in New York State, including active shooter events, serving high-risk warrants and hostage situations.

"Muscle memory is a big thing for us," said Rome Police Lt. Jeffrey Lanigan, of the benefits of training on Thursday. "Nothing is ever going to prepare you for the real thing until it happens. But this helps."

Teams participating in the training this week included: Binghamton Metro Area Regional Team, Cheektowaga Police Department, Colonie Police Department, Glove Cities Regional Team, Rome Police Department, Troy Police Department, Wayne County Sheriff’s Office and Westchester County Police Department.