AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - The Potter County Sheriff's Office hosted training on responding to active shooter situations for the public on Saturday.
Their Civillian Response to Active Shooter Events or 'CRASE" training seeks to educate the public on avoiding danger, denying the shooter opportunity to harm them and defending themselves should the need arise.
The class took place in conjunction with Sheepdog Ministries Amarillo, an organization that provides security to churches across the area.
Sgt. Robert Huddleston of the PCSO said the training is in response to recent attacks across the U.S.
"We just try to give people a foundation and a fundamental approach in order to help themselves and to help others," said Sgt. Huddleston. "Our world has changed, the churches are under attack, our schools are under attack for whatever reason that might be, but society has changed and Jesus says 'pray, but be watchful.'"
The sheriff's office said they plan on holding another training in three to four months.