Clarksville, TN – The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office conducted 12 Civilian Response to Active Shooter Event (CRASE) classes last year. The course was taught to schools, churches, nonprofit organizations, and large businesses.
Several churches in the county hosted a CRASE training class and opened their doors to other churches to attend. One of the largest classes was held at First Baptist Clarksville Church located on Madison Street. Over 200 people attended the class.
Other classes were held at Trinity Episcopal Church, Salem United Methodist Church, Tabernacle Baptist Church, Workforce Essentials, and Hankook Tire.
The CRASE course was designed by Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT) to provide strategies, guidance, and a plan to survive active shooter events. Topics include the history and prevalence of active shooters, civilian response options, and what strategies they could use to help ensure a successful outcome.
The ALERRT Center in Texas provides the national standard for active shooter events. Their research based active shooter response training is used by law enforcement agencies across the country.
The following CRASE classes have been scheduled by the Sheriff’s Office and are open to members of churches, non-profit, and business groups, and public and private schools:
January 6th at 9:00am – Hilldale Church of Christ at 501 Highway 76
February 8th at 6:00pm – Church of Christ at Trenton Crossing at 2650 Trenton Road