AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - Another local law enforcement agency is offering active shooter training courses for the public.
In the wake of the deadly mass shooting at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, more attention is being drawn to the necessity behind being prepared in the event of an active shooter.
The Canyon Police Department is latest agency to join the ranks and offer active shooter training to residents.
Through a Facebook posting the police department said they are now offering courses by their officers.
Officers will take the lead from ALERRT, a group designated to teaching about active shooter situations.
ALERRT that stands for 'Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training.' The group has been teaching active shooter training for more than a decade.
The overall program demonstrated by ALERRT is called C.R.A.S.E.
C.R.A.S.E. stands for 'Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events'.
In the wake of last month's deadly Las Vegas shooting, and the active shooter scenario at Texas Tech, the Amarillo Police Department hosted a training course of their own as well.
Canyon police said their new program will take roughly an hour and a half to complete-- and it could end up saving your life.
The method that officers will be teaching civilians to use is called 'Run-Hide-Fight'.
The department said anyone who wants to learn is welcome to come and be taught at their facility, or officers can visit your home or place of work.
The new program is open to businesses, families or any organization.
If you are interested in signing up or would like more information, call 806-655-5005.
You can also visit the Canyon Police Department's Facebook page.