Violent Intruder Response Training

What is V.I.R.T.?

The V.I.R.T. program (Violent Intruder Response Training) is a civilian response to a violent intruder/active shooter scenario.  The program covers information everyone needs to be aware of prior to an incident occurring, options they have during a critical incident (A.L.I.C.E.) and what law enforcements response will most likely be to that incident.  The information covered can be used on a daily basis in any setting including on campus, at work and every day travels.

The program is 1.5hrs long including time at the end for questions and discussion. 

When are classes held?

Classes are held by request for anyone wanting to participate.  Open classes are also held at different times of the year for anyone to attend.  Those dates, times and locations will be listed below.

Questions?

Please contact Officer Brandon Thomas with questions regarding the program or to schedule a training.  Officer Thomas can be reached by email at bthomas5@ucmerced.edu.

You can also call the Police Department at (209) 228-2677 or click on the following link, http://police.ucmerced.edu/safety-information/shooting-incident-or-other-violence for a quick glance at related information.

Upcoming Classes:

October 25 - 11:30am to 1pm in KL159 (Staff/Faculty Only)

October 27 - 7:30pm to 9pm in SSB110 (OPEN TO ALL)

November 1 - 7:30pm to 9pm in SSB110 (OPEN TO ALL)

November 8 - 11:30am to 1pm in SSB110 (OPEN TO ALL)

November 9 - Postponed to a later date (TBA)

November 10 - 7:30pm to 9pm in KL396 (Staff/Faculty Only)

November 17 - 11:30am to 1pm in COB2-262 (Staff/Faculty Only)

November 29 - 7:30pm to 9pm in SSB110 (Staff/Faculty Only)