Following the deadly movie theater shooting in Colorado, a Tennessee police force is now training for a similar situation.
Smyrna police, near Nashville, used a Malco theater for training exercises Wednesday.
Officers worked on their response time and how to take action if there were ever trouble in the theater.
The police chief says officers trained for a hostage situation, a scenario involving an active shooting, and a situation if there was a suspicious person roaming around.
Police say the training is crucial to saving lives because it gives officers a chance to become familiar with the facility.
"The amount of places people had to hide in there was just astronomical when they started going in to do a theater-to-theater search," said Chief Kevin Arnold.
Smyrna police talked about doing the exercise before the tragic event in Colorado, but it was the chaos and confusion at that Colorado theater that convinced them to do the local exercise.
12 people were killed in that shooting; 58 others were hurt.