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Contact Information 1000 N. Hague Ave.
Columbus, OH 43204
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Phone: (614) 645-4800
Fax: (614) 645-4246

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Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) With all of the active shooter/active aggressor events and other critical incidents happening across the world, it only makes sense to be prepared. Sign up and receive FREE training from sworn officers, who are experienced trainers passionate about leading you to take control of your own safety! You must be at least 18 years of age to attend this training. YOU MUST REGISTER TO ATTEND THIS CLASS - CLICK ON ONE OF THE DATES BELOW TO REGISTER. 

Law enforcement officers and agencies are frequently requested by schools, businesses, and community members for direction and presentations on what they should do if confronted with an active shooter event. The Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (C.R.A.S.E.) course, designed and built on the Avoid – Deny – Defend strategy developed by ALERRT at Texas State University in 2004, provides strategies, guidance, and a proven plan for surviving an active shooter/active aggressor event or other critical incident.

Topics include the nature and prevalence of active shooter and active aggressor events; civilian response options of Avoid – Deny - Defend; the stages of human disaster response, and how to improve your response in order to influence survivability; and the role of first responders at a critical incident like an active shooter or active aggressor.  

This four-hour training is being offered to schools, colleges, businesses, hospitals and places of worship.

Additionally, there will be Saturday morning courses offered from 9:00am to 1:00am at the Columbus Police Academy on the following dates:

~ October 19, 2019
~ December 21, 2019

If you have a group of at least 20 in need of this training and can host the presentation, please email CRASE@columbuspolice.org, or contact Officer Larry Nelson at Lnelson@columbuspolice.org. You may also fill out the CRASE interest form by clicking HERE.

Advanced Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE II) This training is not currently being offered as this program is being revised.

Those who have completed our basic CRASE course (prerequisite) and want to further their survival skills may attend our Advanced CRASE training. 

This three-hour training is also offered to schools, colleges, businesses, hospitals and places of worship.

Participants will engage in scenario-based training on the following topics:
~ Understand and demonstrate Avoid-Deny-Defend Method of response.
~ Basic emergency medical techniques.
~ Expectations of civilians when law enforcement or EMS arrive on scene.

To inquire about CRASE II training, and when it will be offered, please contact CRASE@columbuspolice.org.

CRASE Contact Officer Larry Nelson
lnelson@columbuspolice.org