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UA Little Rock police offering Active Shooter training

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock Police Department offers a course in Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events – or CRASE training – to all interested faculty, staff, and students.

The course is built on an avoid-deny-defend strategy and emphasizes the survivability of victims in an active shooter event. Civilians learn pre-planned responses they can easily remember and initiate under stress.

“Everyone should take this course for it teaches personal safety,” said Assistant Chief Rommel Benjamin with the UA Little Rock Police Department.

The course will be taught by a certified CRASE instructor and consists of 1-2 hours of training, including 30-45 minutes of classroom lectures and videos and 30-45 minutes of hands-on training. UA Little Rock Police Sgt. Tyrone Barrow will be the primary instructor for the course, but some of the other officers are also certified to teach the course.

Classes are open to anyone. For more information or to schedule a training session for a group, contact Sgt. Barrow at 501-569-3400 or