The course, offered by Dunwoody police, is free to attend. (Alyssa Pointer/
Photo: Alyssa Pointer/
Photo: Alyssa Pointer/

Metro Atlanta police department offers active shooter response training

“What would you do if an active shooter was in your midst?”

That’s what the Dunwoody Police Department hopes to teach residents during an active shooter training course next week.

The “Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events” class, scheduled for Tuesday at 6:30 p.m., outlines how to proactively prepare and handle the threat of an “aggressive intruder or active shooter,” and what to do in the event of one, the police department said.


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The training is free and open to the public, but attendees are asked to register online. You can contact Community Outreach Officer Anwar Sillah at for more information.

According to the FBI, there has been a rise in the number of active shooter incidents — and deaths stemming from active shootings — in the United States since 2000. Between 2000 and 2017, about 800 people were killed in active shootings, the FBI said.

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