Because of a growing concern over shootings across the country, a local law enforcement agency is preparing for a class aimed at teaching the community what to do in an active shooter situation.
The Marshall Police Department will be holding a Civilian Response to an Active Shooter Incident training class on Saturday, June 30, 2018, in the Civic Center Auditorium. This training will last approximately 3 hours. The class is FREE and open to the public. The purpose of the class is to train the general public how to react to an active shooter situation until police arrive.
For more than a decade, as active shooter events have been on the rise, the primary focus
has been teaching law enforcement how to respond quickly and stop threats. But in the
few minutes, it takes officers to arrive on a scene, there are effective ways for civilians to
respond in an active shooter situation.