TYLER (KYTX)-The Sheriff's Department, Swat Team and K-9 units will host an emergency response drill Sunday night at the Broadway Square Mall.
The drill will be from six thirty P.M. to eleven thirty P.M.
It is being held to train local authorities in case of an emergency situation.
No one else will be allowed to watch or participate in the drill.
"It's the type of training you really need to have but hope you never have to use," Sheriff Larry Smith said. "You can't wait until after you need it to get it."
The agencies will be practicing an active shooter situation.
The Sheriff's Office, K 9 department, hostage negotiators and the Swat team are all working together on this drill.
It will take place after the mall closes Sunday night.