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UNCW offers active shooter training free of charge

Active shooter training classes are offered twice a month at the UNCW Police Department. (Source: WECT) Active shooter training classes are offered twice a month at the UNCW Police Department. (Source: WECT)
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) -

Twice a month, UNCW offers an active shooter training course. Though it's geared towards the university community, a UNCW Police Lieutenant said the course is available for anyone who wants to come, free of charge.

UNCW officials said information about the training will be provided to all 4,000 incoming freshman and transfer students at orientations throughout the summer.

In the video, Randy Spivey, executive director at the Center for Personal Protection, said, "It's a sad fact that shootings do happen on college campuses. Because of that, there has been a dramatic increase in preventive measures, such as campus-wide violence prevention programs. Efforts to identify troubled students, the development of threat management teams and a major effort has gone into creating and upgrading notification systems and refining response strategies to get law enforcement on the scene faster."

Classes are held the second Wednesday of every month at 6 p.m. and the fourth Wednesday of every month at 2 p.m.

All classes are held at the UNCW Police Department on Lionfish Drive. No registration is required. For more information, call 910.962.2222.

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