BRIDGEWATER — Chief Christopher Delmonte announces that the Bridgewater Police Department will offer community members a two-night training session on how to react to active shooter and violent intruder incidents in March.
Monday, March 9 and Tuesday, March 10 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Bridgewater-Raynham Regional High School, 415 Center St., Bridgewater
Members of the Bridgewater Police Department will teach the two-night course, which will be based on classroom instruction with hands-on scenario-based training exercises.
The course is free, however there is a limited number of spaces available.
ALICE, which stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter and Evacuate, is a training method that helps prepare attendees to respond to the threat of an active shooter. It also teaches individuals potentially life-saving actions that could help themselves and others during such a threat. These skill sets seek to empower people to make decisions that could save their lives and limit the impact of a violent intruder event.
“These training sessions are intended to give residents options in the face of unthinkable circumstances,” said Chief Delmonte. “The best life-saving decisions will be made before first responders arrive – do I run away, do I hide or barricade myself, do I fight and not allow myself to become a victim or save others? Our police officer instructors understand that and are excellent at what they do.”
Those interested in attending the program should register with Lt. Carl MacDermott by emailing him at firstname.lastname@example.org.