Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) Course

The next course is to be announced. All courses are free to the public; no registration is required.


Officer Presenting the Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events Course

Background

The subject of active shooters remains a hot topic for law enforcement across the country. Beginning with the 1999 Columbine school shooting, active shooter responses by first responding law enforcement officers have continued to evolve and now include medical training to enhance potential lifesaving efforts. The Guilderland Police Department has trained all of its officers and paramedics in Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT) which is the national standard for Active Shooter Police and EMS response.

About

The CRASE course was developed by Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT) at Texas State University. The course was developed to provide strategies to individuals, to help protect themselves and reduce the dangers faced during an active shooter event. It is designed and built on the Avoid/Deny/Defend strategy, which has been developed as an easy-to-remember method for individuals to follow.

Included in this training will be the human stress response, discussions on 100% accountability relating to schools, and addressing common myths such as "hide and hope, and "playing dead," which were found ineffective in the Virginia Tech shooting. CRASE will also address how concealed handgun permit holders can better react to situations before and during the arrival of law enforcement, and what civilians can do within the three minutes it takes law enforcement to arrive to better protect themselves and others.

Video

Watch this short video overview of the CRASE course created by ALERRT: