Randolph Police Host Successful Active Shooter Response Training Course

Randolph Police Department
William Pace, Police Chief
41 South Main St.
Randolph, MA 02368

For Immediate Release

Friday, Nov. 2, 2018

Contact: Benjamin Paulin
Phone: 781-428-3299
Email: [email protected]

Randolph Police Host Successful Active Shooter Response Training Course

Additional Training Courses Available to Those Who Apply

RANDOLPH — Chief William Pace reports that the Randolph Police Department hosted a successful training course for community members about reacting to active shooter incidents.

The course, held on Oct. 17, taught participants about the Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) program. The training is meant to prepare civilians for the possibility that they could be targeted in a violent intruder event, giving them knowledge to help save their own lives and the lives of others before law enforcement arrives.

There were 27 participants in the class, which was held at the Randolph Intergenerational Community Center.

During the presentation an overview of past violent intruder cases was given.

“Participants were provided with a plan about how to properly react during a violent intruder event,” said Commander John Hamelburg, who taught the course. “This increased their knowledge on how to protect themselves and reduce dangers that come during such events.”

The participants were trained in the strategy of Avoid/Run, Deny/Hide, Defend/Fight:

  • Avoid Danger – This is the preferred option when dealing with a violent intruder situation and begins with awareness of your environment prior to any active, hostile act occurring. It also includes having a plan ahead of time regarding what you would do in an event of a violent intruder attack and knowing escapes routes.
  • Deny Access – If avoidance is not possible, find ways to prevent the attacker from having access to you and others around you. Close and lock doors, barricade doorways with furniture, etc.
  • Defend Yourself and Take Action – As a last resort, people have the right to defend themselves if they believe their lives are in imminent danger. It is important to remember that there are ways to stop threats created by a violent intruder without the use of a weapon. CRASE provides several alternatives, which are taught during the course.

Another presentation was given to employees of the Showcase Cinema move theater in Randolph last week.

Those who would like to schedule a CRASE training session at their business, school, place of worship or elsewhere can contact Randolph Police Commander John Hamelburg at [email protected] or call 781-963-1212.

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Randolph Police to Offer Active Shooter Response Training Course Next Week

Randolph Police Department
William Pace, Police Chief
41 South Main St.
Randolph, MA 02368

For Immediate Release

Friday, Oct. 12, 2018

Contact: Benjamin Paulin
Phone: 781-428-3299
Email: [email protected]

Randolph Police to Offer Active Shooter Response Training Course Next Week

RANDOLPH — Chief William Pace would like to remind residents that the Randolph Police Department will offer community members a training session on reacting to active shooter incidents next week.

The Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) training is meant to prepare civilians for the possibility that they could be targeted in a violent intruder event, giving them knowledge to help save their own lives and the lives of others before law enforcement arrives.

WHEN:

Wednesday, Oct. 17, from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

WHERE:

Randolph Intergenerational Community Center, 128 Pleasant St.

WHAT:

The Randolph Police Department is offering the two-hour class free of charge.

Participants will learn strategies about how to prepare for and respond to being confined inside a building during a violent intruder event. In addition, information will be provided about how to help law enforcement in such situations and limit casualties.

Individuals, businesses, churches, community groups and other types of organizations are welcome and encouraged to attend.

The course was developed by the Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training Center at Texas State University, and was designed around the “Avoid, Deny, Defend” strategy.

To sign up for the training session, please contact Randolph Police Commander John Hamelburg at [email protected] or call 781-963-1212.

Any groups that would like to book the training session outside of Oct. 17 can also contact Commander Hamelburg to express their interest.

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Randolph Police to Offer Active Shooter Response Training Course

Randolph Police Department
William Pace, Police Chief
41 South Main St.
Randolph, MA 02368

For Immediate Release

Monday, Sept. 17, 2018

Contact: Benjamin Paulin
Phone: 781-428-3299
Email: [email protected]

Randolph Police to Offer Active Shooter Response Training Course 

RANDOLPH — Chief William Pace announces that the Randolph Police Department will offer community members a training session on reacting to active shooter incidents in October.

The Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) training is meant to prepare civilians for the possibility that they could be targeted in a violent intruder event, giving them knowledge to help save their own lives and the lives of others before law enforcement arrives.

“Unfortunately in this day and age, active shooter incidents are becoming more and more prevalent and they can happen anywhere from office buildings to schools to concerts to places of worship,” Chief Pace said. “The training taught in this program is meant to provide potentially lifesaving tips about how to react when a person finds themselves in a situation involving a violent intruder.”

WHEN:

Wednesday, Oct. 17, from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

WHERE:

Randolph Intergenerational Community Center, 128 Pleasant St.

WHAT:

The Randolph Police Department is offering the two-hour class free of charge.

Participants will learn strategies about how to prepare for and respond to being confined inside a building during a violent intruder event. In addition, information will be provided about how to help law enforcement in such situations and limit casualties.

Individuals, businesses, churches, community groups and other types of organizations are welcome and encouraged to attend.

The course was developed by the Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response
Training Center at Texas State University, and was designed around the “Avoid, Deny, Defend” strategy.

To sign up for the training session, please contact Randolph Police Commander John Hamelburg at [email protected] or call 781-963-1212.

Any groups that would like to book the training session outside of Oct. 17 can also contact Commander Hamelburg to express their interest.

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