The Lilburn Police Department is offering an opportunity for citizens to learn strategies for surviving a public shooting incident. A "Civilian Response to an Active Shooter Event" course will be held on Jan. 21, 2016, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Providence Christian Academy, 4575 Lawrenceville Highway, Lilburn.
Please register for the class by emailing Carmen Stewart, a Citizens Police Academy volunteer, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration is preferred but not required.
Trained officers from the Lilburn Police Department will be teaching the course, which will follow the "Alert, Deny, Defend" strategy. It provides guidance and a proven plan for surviving an active shooter event. An active shooter is an individual who attempts to kill people in a populated area, such as a school or church. "In many cases, there is no pattern or method to the selection of victims by an active shooter, and these situations are by their very nature unpredictable and evolve quickly," according to the Department of Homeland Security, which provides training materials for the course.
The Lilburn Police Department aims to enhance community preparedness by providing training and information to residents. To receive notification of other training seminars, click "Notify Me" at www.cityoflilburn.com or follow the Lilburn Police Department on Facebook.