Chief of Police
45 Center Street
Burlington, MA 01803
For Immediate Release
Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015
Contact: Jessica Sacco
Email: [email protected]
Burlington Police Officers Complete Active Shooter Training
BURLINGTON — Chief Michael Kent announces that four officers from the Burlington Police Department recently completed an Active Shooter Threat Training Program (ASTTP).
Sgt. Timothy Kirchner, Officer Matthew Creamer, Officer Ryan Griffin and Officer Christopher DiDonato traveled to Charleston, S.C. for three days of active shooter training and a day of tactical medical training from Sept. 21-24.
The course is offered through the Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers and is designed to provide officers with the knowledge and skills to successfully and safely handle an active threat incident through hands-on training.
ASTTP utilizes dynamic, interactive drills and scenario-based training that covers a variety of tactical subject matters, including individual and team movement and operational formation.
“Given the current state of affairs in our nation, it is imperative that we provide our officers with these vital skills to protect the community and themselves if an active shooter situation were to occur,” Chief Kent said.