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 Sgt. Kari Gomes with questions regarding the program or to schedule a training.  Sgt. Gomes can be reached by email at kgomes@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:

The following are the dates, times and locations for the VIRT open sessions:

Friday, October 6, 4:30pm-6pm  SSB 170

Monday, October 9  8:30am-10am  COB 116

Wednesday, October 18  3pm-4:30pm  COB2  265

Monday, November 13  8:30am-10am  COB 116

Thursday, November 30  5pm-6:30pm  SSB 160

Monday, December 4  1:30pm-3pm  SSB 170