Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events training to be presented Feb. 21

Would you know what to do if you ever found yourself in an active shooter situation?

The Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) course is designed and built on the Avoid, Deny, Defend strategy developed by the Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT). The course provides strategies and guidance for surviving an active shooter event.

CRASE training will be offered to Fort Worth residents at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 21 at Western Hills United Methodist Church, 2820 Laredo Dr.

This potentially lifesaving program is open to the public and will address what individuals need to know to look out for their safety. Topics include the history and prevalence of active shooter events, the role of professional guardians, civilian response options and demonstrates examples of things to do to stay safe in these situations.

There is no charge to attend, but attendees should register to ensure seating. Additional CRASE sessions will be offered throughout the year.

Please note: the presentation contains realistic material and reenactments that some attendees may find graphic in nature. Discretion for sensitive audiences is advised.

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Active Shooter Training Exercise on Friday and Monday

The Southlake Police and Fire Departments want to inform residents and businesses that we will be conducting a large scale active shooter training exercise at the Southlake Campus of Gateway Church on Friday, September 15 and Monday, September 18, 2017.

The training exercise will take place from 12:00 p.m. to approximately 6:00 p.m. Residents may see a large contingency of police and SWAT vehicles, as well as ambulances, converge on the Gateway Church campus.

The Southlake PD and FD frequently hold training exercises such as these to assess our capabilities and readiness to ensure the protection of our citizens. Assistant Police Chief Ashleigh Douglas says, “We periodically hold scenario-based training exercises where we recreate a variety of emergencies to test our capabilities and to ensure our Department’s preparedness.  We want to be certain our officers and first responders have all the necessary training and tools to effectively respond to any threat or situation.”  This training exercise should not affect afternoon school pick-up at any adjacent school locations and there are no school lock-down drills planned during these dates/times.

Please share with your family and friends who live or may be traveling near the Southlake Gateway Church to let them know this is a training exercise and there is no cause for alarm.

If you have any questions, please contact us at (817) 743-4522.

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Southlake Police to Hold Active Shooter Training Exercise

The Southlake Police Department wants to make residents aware that it will be conducting an active shooter training exercise at Sabre headquarters in Southlake on Saturday, May 14 and May 21.

The training exercise will take place from 1:00 p.m. to approximately 4:00 p.m. Residents may see a large contingency of police and SWAT vehicles and ambulances converge on Sabre.

The Southlake Police and Fire Departments frequently hold training exercises such as these to assess our capabilities and readiness to ensure the protection of our citizens.

Police Chief James Brandon says, “Our officers are trained to respond to a threat in any situation. Training exercises like this one provide an excellent opportunity for a mock emergency of this size and scope.”

Please share with your family and friends who live near Sabre to let them know this is a training exercise and there is no cause for alarm. If you have any questions please contact our police department at (817) 748-8239.

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