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Sheriff’s office to offer active shooter preparedness training

Metro Wire Staff

Citizens are invited to learn how to prepare for “the day we hope never comes” at the Portage Co. Sheriff’s Office.

The class, taught by Dep. Eric Koepsell, the department’s community resource officer, will teach members of the public how to respond in an active shooter crisis situation.

According to a news release from the PCSO, the class will provide “valuable information” for those working in, or attending, schools, churches, office settings, and similar venues.

Tactics taught are simple, the release said, and involve the steps “run”, “hide”, and “fight”, and when each is appropriate—and legal.

The class will be held Thursday, May 24 from 6-8 p.m. at the Portage Co. Annex in Conference Rooms 1 & 2. The Annex is located at 1462 Strongs Ave., just next door to the Portage Co. Sheriff’s Office.

The class is free and open to the public but registration is required. To register, email [email protected] or call 715.346.1819.