Doraville hosts active shooter preparedness demonstration

In an effort to address citizen safety and concerns about unpredictable public threats, the Northwoods Neighborhood Watch is hosting a seminar on “What to do in the event of an active shooter” 7 p.m. Aug. 22 at the Doraville Civic Center, 3370 Central Ave. The free event is open to all citizens in Doraville and the surrounding area.

“The program is being presented by the DeKalb County Police Department and our speaker will be Det. J.K. Walker, with Homeland Security/Emergency Management for DeKalb County,” says NNW leader Terry Greenberg. “We are presenting this event because of the importance of every resident being trained on how to respond if they find themselves in this type of dire situation. Although the seminar is free to the public, we will welcome donations at the door to raise money for our Neighborhood Watch Program.”

A brief NWP meeting featuring Doraville Mayor Donna Pittman and members of the Doraville Police Department will also be included as part of the evening’s program.

“We want to encourage those attending to feel free to bring anyone that would be interested in this extremely valuable information,” adds Greenberg. “We look forward to seeing everyone there!”


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