Christopher Delmonte, Chief of Police
220 Pleasant St.
Bridgewater, MA 02324
For Immediate Release
Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019
Media Contact: Benjamin Paulin
Email: [email protected]
Bridgewater Police Department to Host Active Shooter Training for Civilians
BRIDGEWATER — Chief Christopher Delmonte announces that the Bridgewater Police Department will offer community members a two-night training session on how to react to active shooter and violent intruder incidents next month.
Tuesday, Feb. 12 and Thursday, Feb. 14 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Bridgewater-Raynham Regional High School, 415 Center St., Bridgewater
Members of the Bridgewater Police Department will teach the two-night course, which will be based on classroom instruction with hands-on scenario-based training exercises.
The course is free, however there is a limited number of spaces available.
ALICE, which stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter and Evacuate, is a training method that helps prepare individuals respond to the threat of an active shooter. It also teaches individuals potentially life-saving actions that could help themselves and others during such a threat. These skill sets seek to empower people to make decisions that could save their lives and limit the impact of a violent intruder event.
“Learning the ALICE model can be helpful to individuals in the workforce, business owners, employees, customers or just concerned citizens,” Chief Delmonte said. “This is about giving people options to help themselves when confronted with the unthinkable.”
Those interested in attending the program should register with Lt. Carl MacDermott by emailing him at [email protected].