Six members of the San Angelo Police Department have been certified as instructors for the statewide Citizen Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) program.
The six are Chief Tim Vasquez, Assistant Chief Jeff Fant, Sgt. Cade Solsbery, Sgt. Rick Tinsley, Officer Zach Upton and Officer Tracy Gonzalez.
The program was designed by the Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT) center in San Marcos.
Instructors will be able to teach citizens proper actions to take and what to expect from police when they respond to an active shooter event.
A release from the SAPD said it is important for citizens and businesses to have a plan in place and to know how to respond to these types of events, especially, as these types of events become more common in today’s society.
The CRASE program is available at no cost to local schools, churches, businesses and non-profit organizations in San Angelo.
Training sessions are one hour. According to the release, this is a small amount of time for an organization to invest to learn information that is invaluable in the event an active shooter event occurs.
To host a training session, contact Sgt. Cade Solsbery at 325-481-2709 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.