Free active shooter training is being offered to the public by the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office. Beginning next month, the Citizen Response to Active Shooter Events course will be held on a monthly basis. Several highly-trained police instructors became certified through the Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training course as instructors, enabling them to provide nationally-acclaimed training to the Putnam County community. Soon after the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the FBI partnered with the Bureau of Justice Assistance to increase training. This curriculum was selected as the national standard. Since January, instructors in the Sheriff's Office have trained over 1000 people at schools, businesses and civic organizations. The next course begins on October 11th and is held from 6-9 PM on the second Thursday of every month at the Putnam County Bureau of Emergency Services building on Old Route 6 in Carmel.