APD Announces Community Active Shooter Response Training

APD Announces Community Active Shooter Response Training

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AUBURN —

Auburn Police Department announced that its active shooter training course is open to community members who would like to learn how to best protect themselves and others in the event of an active shooting situation. The training course, Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE), is delivered in a four-hour statistically informed curriculum that was developed by Texas State University.

“The first CRASE session was held at the Auburn Police Department on June 7, 2022,” said Assistant Chief Clarence Stewart. “We would like to thank the groups, which consisted of staff from several local churches, for their participation, which is essential to the successful launch of this program.”

Auburn Police Department currently has several certified CRASE instructors with plans to offer CRASE to all organizations within the community. The training material is designed for businesses, religious organizations (churches, mosques and synagogues), schools and universities. It provides strategies, guidance and a proven plan for improving survivability in an active shooter event. Throughout the CRASE training, participants will discuss disaster response including civilian response options, considerations for conducting drills, how to assist law enforcement, how to limit casualties in that type of event and more.

Available trainings are conducted at Auburn Police Department, and the classes are comprised of individuals from multiple organizations. As additional officers are CRASE certified, this will expand to include individual on-site training sessions when needed. Those interested in participating in future training sessions may call 334-501-7344 or email stodd@auburnalabama.org.