Our first continuing education class for the 2020 year is on December 12, 2019. The first part of the class covers Drug Identification and the second part covers an Active Shooter. This class is presented by Ken Poteet with The Awareness Group.
This portion of the class is designed to train the attendee in the recognition of drugs commonly manufactured, sold, possessed, and used in violation of federal and state laws. Topics include appearance of drugs and symptoms of abuse of the most commonly abused drugs from the four controlled substance groups of depressants, stimulants, hallucinogens, and narcotics.
Coming in contact with someone who chooses to abuse drugs can be dangerous due to the criminal nature of the activity and to the altered state of influence the user might be under during the time of contact. Being better aware of your surroundings can be very beneficial when you are potentially in a drug user’s residence.
An Active Shooter is defined as an individual actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a confined and populated area. In most cases, active shooters use firearms with no pattern or method to their selection of victims. Most incidents occur at locations in which the killers find little impediment in pressing their attack. Locations are generally described as soft targets, that is, they carry limited security measures to protect members of the public.
This class provides instruction to individuals who may be caught in an active shooter situation. Covered topics will include: History and profile of an active shooter, responding to an active shooter, responding to law enforcement on the scene and recognizing potential workplace violence. Increased random violence in public locations is demanding our attention like never before. Losses can be mitigated through awareness and preparation.