Active Shooter scenario public training set Feb. 16

SIDNEY — During Thursday’s Coffee with a Cop public forum session, Sidney Police Chief William Balling informed gathered citizens that an Active Shooter Response Training class has been set for Feb. 16 at 7 p.m.

The one-night session is free and open to the public. The class will be conducted at the Sidney Police Department, 234 W. Court St. The Piqua Police Department will assist with the course.

Balling stated, “While we don’t want people to live in fear of an active shooter, we don’t want to ignore such events either. While we cannot guarantee a zero body count, we can learn techniques which can increase the chance of surviving such an incident.”

The class will be taught by police officers who have instructional training in active-shooter response. Similar information has been presented to schools and industries in Shelby and Miami counties.

The class is designed for civilians who may encounter active shooters in a variety of settings.

For more information and to register, contact Officer Mike McRill at 498-8722 or by email at [email protected]