Redmond police officers will teach active-shooter response training class; Citizen Police Academy on tap for 2018

  • Wednesday, November 22, 2017 11:48am
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Redmond police officers will be teaching the ALICE (alert, lockdown, inform, counter and evacuate) model to help survive an active-shooter event from 6-8 p.m. Dec. 14 in the Police Training Room, 8701 160th Ave. N.E.

According to a Redmond Police Department (RPD) press release, the ALICE program is designed to give a person or group of people who may find themselves in a violent, life-threatening situation some mental and physical tools that could play a vital role in their survival. The program is designed so that anybody can employ the strategies: young, old, male, female – it does not matter. One does not have to be police- or military-trained in order to survive a violent encounter. They do need to have a frame of reference from which to draw when making life-saving decisions under extreme pressure, much like preparing for a fire, tornado or earthquake.

For information, visit https://redmond.gov/PublicSafety/Police/community_programs/upcoming_classes/

• RPD is accepting applications for its 12-week 2018 Citizen Police Academy, where community members are given a hands-on opportunity to learn about police procedures and investigation techniques.

The behind-the-scenes look into the police department will include demonstrations, presentations and field trips at a weekly meeting that will be held from 6-9 p.m. Thursdays beginning Jan. 18, and will conclude with a graduation reception on April 5.

Some of the activities may include going on a ride-along, learning about SWAT, meeting the K-9 team, learning crime scene processing and taking a tour of the King County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Interested candidates must be at least 21 years old and have no felony convictions. Priority will be given to people who live or work in the City of Redmond. Space is limited to 25 people and will fill up quickly.

Information about the course and the application can be found at http://redmond.gov/PublicSafety/Police/community_programs/citizens_police_academy/

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