The mass shooting in Aurora, Co. has many people on guard and concerned about their safety.
It's been six days since a gunman opened fire at the new Batman movie, "The Dark Knight Rises". Twelve people were killed , 58 others were hurt.
Abilene Police Chief, Stan Standridge spoke to the Abilene City Council Thursday morning about how the department is ready to respond if a similar situation ever happened here.
Two months ago officers were given "go-bags" and trained on how to use the life saving first-aid kits.
"They will now be able to apply lifesaving techniques until ultimately either EMS goes inside the structure or those victims are taken out of the structure," Standridge said.
During any mass shooting such as the one in Colorado response time can be the difference between life or death.
"The key thing to remember is that it can take awhile," Standridge said. "The reality is people can die in that interim."
The training is only just beginning and the police department has a three phase plan.
The department plans on working with other law enforcement agencies in 2013 including: Abilene Christian University, the Department of Public Safety, and Taylor County to create realistic scenarios.