Learn to Respond

University Police plan Active Shooter Training

ALBANY, N.Y. (Feb. 20, 2018) — In the wake of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, last week, the University Police Department is planning to hold training sessions to teach the community how to respond in the event of an active shooter on campus.

The University Police Department will offer an active shooter training course. 

UPD officers attend annual training, and the department also offers a program called CRASE —Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events.

CRASE teaches students, faculty and staff how to be prepared for and respond in an active shooter and/or critical incident. This premier program was developed by Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT) at Texas State University.

What will you learn?


  • Steps to take in an active shooter situation (run/hide/fight)
  • Situational Awareness – the ability to identify, process and comprehend information to survive in an emergency
  • Mental scripting (the process of creating potentially dangerous scenarios and working through them) and how it relates in a crisis
  • Looking for warning signs of potentially aggressive behavior
  • What to expect when police, EMS and other first responders arrive
  • How you can help police and other first responders

For more information, visit the UPD website. To arrange a session, email UPDWeb@albany.edu referencing CRASE training. The UPD will reach out to set up the training session.

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