Michigan State Police organize civilian response to active marksman training in Bay City

BAY CITY, MI – Michigan State Police are organizing a civilian response to an active marksman training in Bay City.

Community Service Soldier Mark Burch, assigned to the MSP’s Tri-City Post, teaches a session of the training program called Citizen Response to Active Shooter Events, or CRASE. The session will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 15, in the auditorium of the Bay Arenac Career Center, 4155 Monitor Road.

The training is suitable for adults aged 18 and over. Free entry.

To register, visit www.research.net/r/9XNWZBG. The training is open to the first 200 registered.

CRASE is a nationally recognized training program developed by Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT) in partnership with Texas State University that provides civilians with strategies and guidance for surviving an active shooting event.

Officials say the knowledge gained in CRASE is applicable to any public place, including schools, shopping malls, places of worship and offices.

ALERRT is funded in part by the US Bureau of Justice Assistance and the Criminal Justice Division of the Texas Governor’s Office.

The MSP reminds students, staff and citizens of schools that if they see or hear something, they should immediately “say something” to a staff member or parent.

Tips can be submitted to the MSP 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to OK2SAY by phone at 8-555-OK2SAY or by SMS at 652729 (OK2SAY). Tips can also be submitted via email, website or OK2SAY mobile app.

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