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Rosenberg PD to Hold Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events Class

(ROSENBERG) – The Rosenberg Police Department will hold a Civilian Response to Active Shooter class on Saturday, Oct. 21, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Rosenberg Civic Center, 3825 Highway 36 S. The class is open to the public, but attendees need to register in advance.

Photo courtesy of the Rosenberg Police Department.

“In the past two decades, horrific mass shootings have been thrust into public consciousness,” said law enforcement officials. “The public expects an effective and swift response to these threats. Research has shown, however, that many of the mass attacks, or active attack events, are over before law enforcement responders arrive on the scene. Civilians who find themselves embroiled in such an event must be prepared to take immediate action to save their own lives before law enforcement arrives. The average response time for police response to an active attack event is three minutes. Without effective, pre-planned response options for civilians at the scene of the attack, many victims can be seriously injured or killed during these three minutes.”

Law enforcement officers and agencies are frequently requested by schools, businesses, and community members for direction and presentations on what they should do if confronted with an active shooter event. The Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events course, designed and built on the Avoid, Deny, Defend strategy developed by ALERRT in 2004, provides strategies, guidance and a proven plan for surviving an active shooter event. Topics include the history and prevalence of active shooter events, civilian response options, medical issues, and considerations for conducting drills.

The Rosenberg Police Department has certified Officers who teach the C.R.A.S.E. course.


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