UPD to Present CRASE Training for Community

Nov. 22, 2017

CONTACT:    CONTACT: Sgt. Jack Hildebrand, 806-651-2301, jhildebrand@wtamu.edu

UPD to Present CRASE Training for Community


CANYON, Texas—The West Texas A&M University Police Department will present Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) training from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5 at the Cole Community Center in Canyon. The training will provide up-to-date information and techniques in the Avoid, Deny and Defend strategies developed by the ALERRT Center at Texas State University.

The event is free and open to community members, WTAMU students, faculty, staff and anyone interested in learning more about CRASE training.UPD Seal

Violent tragedies in our nation’s schools and institutions of higher learning, such as the 1999 attack at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colo., have changed the response and training protocols for first responding police officers to active shooter events. The changes in response and training protocols are ever changing and adapting in order to better protect the community and save lives. Sadly, recent events in Nevada, Texas and California have demonstrated the need for training and preparation for an active shooter incident. The CRASE training is not just for educational institutions but for commerce locations, houses of worship and many other settings.

The Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training Center continues to modify and improve the training for citizens in response to active shooter and assailant events. Please join UPD at the Cole Community Center for this excellent training and presentation.




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Robert L Welch, D.Min Pastor
on 4.21.2018

I am interested in hosting a CRASE afternoon training for our community - Sanderson TX. My son in law in Big Lake did this for the community at First Baptist and we would like to do it here at First Calvary Baptist as a community program. Thank you for any information on this.