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NRPD, school district to host Civilian Response to Active Shooter event

New Richmond Police Chief Craig Yehlik will be the instructor for the NRPD/NR School District joint Civilian Response to Active Shooter event on Tuesday, April 9, starting at 6:30 p.m. in the high school large forum room. File photo

On Tuesday, April 9, the New Richmond Police Department, in coordination with the School District of New Richmond, will host a “Civilian Response to Active Shooter” event in the NRHS large forum room, starting at 6:30 p.m.

Law enforcement officers and agencies are frequently requested by community members for directions and presentations on what they should do if confronted with an active shooter event. The Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) course, designed and built on the Avoid, Deny, Defend strategy developed by (ALERRT), provides strategies, guidance, and a proven plan for surviving an active shooter event.

What to expect: Topics include the history and prevalence of active shooter events, the role of professional guardians, civilian response options and medical issues.  Participants will gain a better understanding of how to respond and react with various options available to them.

Due to the sensitive nature of the topic and graphic photos and videos, this class is limited to those 18 years and older. Exceptions will be made for any 17 year old high school senior that wishes to attend and any 16-plus child accompanied by a parent.

Instructor: NR Police Chief Craig Yehlik, will be the instructor for this event. He has been an officer for over 20 years, is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, and is a certified CRASE instructor through Texas State University Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT).

Cost: There is NO CHARGE for anyone attending this class. This is being offered on behalf of the New Richmond Police Department and the School District of New Richmond.

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