The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office provides free active shooter training. The Citizen Response to Active Shooter Events is offered to the public on a monthly basis. The next one is being offered Thursday night from 6 to 9 PM at the Putnam County Bureau of Emergency Services headquarters on Old Route 6 in Carmel.
Seating is limited and registration is required.
The goal is to have Putnam County residents assess their level of preparedness and seek guidance from local law enforcement agencies.
Soon after the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the Federal Bureau of Investigation partnered with the Bureau of Justice Assistance to increase the delivery of active shooter training throughout the nation. The curriculum was developed in conjunction with Texas State University to empower people from all walks of life with the knowledge and skills necessary to survive an active shooter event.