Williamston Police Department to offer Response to Active Shooter course


The Williamston Police Department will hold a Civilian Response to Active Shooter course on January 23. The free training is available to anyone interested including representatives of schools, businesses and places of worship.
“With all of the active shooter events happening across the world, it only makes sense to be prepared. Sign up and receive free training from the Williamston Police Department, an agency that is passionate about what it takes to keep you safe,” said Captain Kevin Marsee.
According to Marsee, 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 (CRASE) 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, the role of professional guardians, civilian response options, medical issues and drills.
The two-hour training is being offered to schools, colleges, businesses, hospitals and places of worship.
A standard two hour course will be held on January 23, 6 pm to 8 pm.
To apply, send the name of the attendee and organization represented to kmarsee@williamstonsc.us