Athens police offering active shooter response class

Athens-Clarke County police are offering free classes on learning how to survive a shooting event.

 

Two Civilian Response to Active Shooter classes will be held Thursday, starting at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., at the Athens-Clarke County Library on Baxter Street. Geof Gilland is Public Information Assistant with the department. He says it’s another tool people can use.

“The program uses active shooter scenarios from the past,” said police public information assistant Geof Gilland. “So by utilizing those other previous active shooter scenarios, the officer kind of guides the discussion so people can see what happened in the past.”

Topics will include the history and prevalence of active shooter incidents, civilian response options, and medical issues.

Gilland says the course will provide strategies, guidelines and plans for surviving a violent even

The classes are free and open to the public. Due to the mature subject matter, discretion is advised.

For more information, email Christopher.Nichols@athensclarkecounty.com.

 

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