City Times Staff
Officials from the Stevens Point Police Department today have confirmed they have completed the long-awaited ZAP- Zombie Action Plan.
The plan lays out an official municipal response, which includes city boarder patrol, remote medical aid stations and mobile food pantries, in the event of a zombie uprising.
Police Chief Kevin Ruder said the management plan is similar to a scenario planned by the CDC (Center for Disease Control) in Atlanta.
“When we’re faced with a situation where there’s potential for great loss of life, or possible wide-spread infection of a virus, we want those plans in place ahead of time,” said Ruder. “Our response to a zombie apocalypse would be similar in nature to a major natural disaster.”
Ruder the plan includes specific oversight roles to those in the department. Assistant chiefs Marty Skibba and Tom Zenner would present a tough, public face for the department to encourage what Rudder called “self accountability” in area homes.
“We want families to defend themselves in a situation like this, so we want them to feel confident and supported by local law enforcement. So we’ve had Marty and Tom in the weight room for weeks,” Ruder said. “This is one instance where we can look to Hollywood for ideas; the male lead always wind up with his shirt ripped, or a sleeve torn off. And when that happens, we want people to see them in top shape. It instills confidence in the public.