An active shooter drill performed by Villa Rica police officers at Villa Rica High School in October. Officials said drills are important tools to help reinforce disaster preparedness and give the faculty the skills they need to respond in a real-world scenario. BRANT SANDERLIN/BSANDERLIN@AJC.COM
Photo: Brant Sanderlin
Photo: Brant Sanderlin

Snellville offering free active shooter trainings in March

The Snellville Police Department will offer two free active shooter trainings next month.

“Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events” will take place 7–9 p.m. Friday, March 11; and 7-9 p.m. Friday, March 18, at Snellville First Baptist Church, 2400 E. Main St., Snellville, according to a Snellville Police Department news release.

Trainees will learn the active shooter three-step plan of “Avoid, Deny and Defend," which will help participants “to be mentally and physically prepared to survive an encounter.”

The plan is part of the nationally recognized Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training. 

The training will also include audio and video of violent incidents to guide attendees on handling potential mass shootings.

There is no fee for the class, but registration is required.

Those interested in taking the active shooter training can register here.

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