UTPD offers additional active shooter event training

**Story has been updated to reflect newly added training sessions.

UT Police is hosting an additional Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events presentation 12-1 p.m. July 6 via Zoom.

The session will provide basic concepts and principles for surviving an active shooter event. It also will include the history and prevalence of active shooter events, civilian responses and common medical issues.

Active shooter training has been available to the university community through UT Police for 10 years and can be requested year round by any department in-person or virtually through emailing utpolice@uthscsa.edu. It is built from the Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training program at Texas State University.

“We are asking people to enhance their awareness,” said UT Police Capt. Richard Wilson. “This course is built on three basic principles of run, hide and fight. Utilizing those simple concepts could save your life.”

Each class runs about 45 minutes with an additional 15 minutes given for questions from audience members.

Click here to register for the July 6 session.

Please also watch this “Run, Hide, Fight” instructional video, an important safety resource offered by UTPD.

The UT Health San Antonio Police Department is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Contact the department by dialing 911, 210-567-8911 or 210-567-2800. UT Health San Antonio Police can also be contacted through the UT Health SAfe mobile safety app, available for free download for Apple and Android users.

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