UAPD Holds Training Classes To Prevent Campus Violence

FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) -- The University of Arkansas Police department will be holding  a campus violence training class to help others prepare in case of a crisis.

The class is designed to give people the tools to effectively handle violence on campus, without putting people in harm's way.

The class will help people identify potential threats and teach them how to react and respond.

Captain Matt Mills said UAPD doesn't want people to become so used to hearing the phrase "shooting" that they don't respond the same to a smaller emergency.

"We give them the same response methodologies: avoid, deny and defend," Mills said.

This is taught during active shooter training, but it applies to any emergency.

Mills said it's important that faculty and staff understand how to report concerns.

"We want to stop the event before it ever has the chance to occur," he said.

He said campus police hope people learn how to react immediately, which includes reporting any uncomfortable situation to the UAPD website.

The class is free to students and faculty, and those who are interested can register here.

Upcoming classes will be:

Monday (Nov. 14) at the Administrative Services Building, room 240 on Razorback Road from 1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Monday, Dec. 5 at the Administrative Services Building, room 240 on Razorback Road from 9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

 

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