Due to the increased requests from many organizations include schools and businesses since the shootings in Newton, Conn., at Sandy Hook Elementary, Columbia police has put together two free training sessions on how to respond to armed and violent intruders.
The training won’t be physical so much as learning strategies: assessing your surroundings and learning how best to get out of different situations. It’s about decision making, reacting and planning.
In the Oct. 18, 2012, issue of Vox, we ran a feature called “Locked and Loaded” that looked at the gun culture in mid-Missouri. One of our stories was about the best ways to react in the face of an armed robber or intruder. Here are some of the tips.
The first two planned sessions, set for Feb. 2, are designed for up to 80 people. You must register ahead of time to participate in the training courses.
When: Feb. 2, 9:30-11:30 a.m.; 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Where: Columbia Police Department Training Center, 5001 Meyer Industrial Drive
Who: Contact Sgt. Joe Bernhard, Public Relations Unit
For More Information: Visit the Columbia Police Department’s Facebook page
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