Police Department to host “Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events” class July 31

Monday, June 10, 2019 - 8:19am

In the wake of the recent mass shooting in Virginia Beach, the Wake Forest Police Department has scheduled its next Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) class for Wednesday, July 31. The session will take place from 6:30-8:30 p.m. inside the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre, 405 S. Brooks St. 

There is no cost to participate, but registration is required at http://bit.ly/WFPD_CRASEclass. Class size is limited to the first 100 people to register. Please note: Every participant must register individually - one person per form. On the evening of the class, attendees will be required to show proof of registration prior to entering the Renaissance Centre. 

Led by Wake Forest Police Lt. L. Danforth, the session will teach participants what to do if confronted with an active shooter event. 

Designed and built on the Avoid, Deny, Defend (ADD) strategy developed by the Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT) Center at Texas State University, the class will provide strategies, guidance and a proven plan for surviving an active shooter event. Topics will include the history and prevalence of active shooter events, civilian response options, medical issues and considerations for conducting drills. 

For more information, contact Lt. Danforth at 919-795-7300 or ldanforth@wakeforestnc.gov.