GPD To Host ‘Surviving An Active Shooter’ Workshop

GPD Conducting Active Shooter Drill *Photo courtesy of GPD

Run, Hide, Fight. That is the latest training that police departments around the country are beginning to make residents aware of in the face of new threats.

If a shooting or other threat happened, what would you do?

Glendora PD officer participating in active shooter drill at Citrus College. *Photo courtesy of GPD

Glendora PD officer participating in active shooter drill at Citrus College. *Photo courtesy of GPD

The Glendora Police Department is hosting a training seminar sought to answer that question for residents, business owners and community leaders. With the recent Paris and San Bernardino attacks, communities have growing concerns about increasing tragedies across the country.

The seminar, will be held at the Bidwell Forum, above the Glendora Library, and will give attendees an idea of how to be aware of their environment and formulate a plan to react to a situation instead of letting it paralyze them. Some of the topics include active shooter profiles, situational awareness, how to respond and the role of social media.

“We wanted to go beyond active shooter type of responses,” said Glendora Police Chief Tim Staab. “People have questions: ‘What can we do when we’re faced with that situation in San Bernardino? Do we run, Do we hide, or do we fight?’”

The seminar was planned months after the June 2015 shooting Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina that left nine people dead.

GCN attended a sample presentation of the seminar last month that was put on for some community leaders, area chaplains and other local police department members. Although we see many statistics and response to these incidents in the media, the seminar was full of terrific information and eye opening statistics.

The workshop will be held Tuesday, March 1, from 6pm-7pm at the Bidwell Forum located at 140 S. Glendora Ave, Glendora, Ca. 91741

Aaron Castrejon contributed to this story

Glendora Active Shooter Seminar