Starting in 2007, the Pella Police Department has spent numerous hours training for how to respond to an active threat situation. When speaking of active threat training, there are two sides of the coin; what the police and first responders are doing, and what the public can do to increase their own survivability.
Noticing the need for a training program for citizens, the department certified three officers in C.R.A.S.E. Avoid/Deny/Defend. C.R.A.S.E. stands for Civilian Response to an Active Shooter Event. This program works well for any sized group, from a single participant up to a large business group. If you would like to know more about this program and training opportunities, please email Lt. Shane Cox.