What is VIRT and why is it important?
The VIRT program (Violent Intruder Response Training) is a course everyone should take to be prepared for the unexpected!
This training will equip you with options to keep yourself and possibly others safe during violent encounters. In today's world, this could be at a gas station, convenience store, salon, coffee shop, certainly at work and school!
The program covers options to stay safe and when to use them. If gunshots are heard in a distance, it doesn't make sense to "lockdown" if you could run and escape to safety. We will cover when lockdown is the best choice. You have options. It is critical to know them AHEAD OF TIME. Join our course!!
Our course teaches the ALICE Model. (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) in a 90 minute format to allow for questions/scenarios.
When are classes held?
OPEN session dates/ times for FALL PREPARATION 2023 (NO REGISTRATION NEEDED, JUST JOIN WITH MEETING ID)
Please join us for one of the following sessions, there are a variety of days/times for busy schedules. We added late zoom sessions as well for evening hours!
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2023 7:30-9:00 PM (EVENING)
ZOOM Meeting ID: 834-3485-3558
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2023 10-11:30 AM
ZOOM Meeting ID: 865-2875-3197
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2023 3:00-4:30 PM
ZOOM Meeting ID: 828-2513-1308
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2023 8:00-9:30 PM (EVENING)
ZOOM Meeting ID: 869-2268-4659
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2023 8:30-10 PM (EVENING)
ZOOM Meeting ID: 880-8402-1943
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2023 4:00-5:30 PM
ZOOM Meeting ID: 821-2280-9095
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2023 7:15-8:45 PM (EVENING)
ZOOM Meeting ID: 812-9559-6511
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2023 1:00-2:30 PM
ZOOM Meeting ID: 811-4426-2875
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2023 8:15-9:45 PM (EVENING)
ZOOM Meeting ID: 898-8318-9695
There is NO need to register for the OPEN sessions above, simply join with the ZOOM meeting ID of your choice. We look forward to your attendance!
Custom classes are held by request for workgroups, departments, divisions, clubs, organizations, etc. To schedule a CUSTOM IN PERSON class, please contact Sgt. Rafael Chavez by email at email@example.com (All we need is a possible training date and location with a projector- the course is 1.5 hours long)
You can also call the Police Department at or click on the following link, http://police.ucmerced.edu/safety-information/shooting-incident-or-other-violence for a quick glance at related information.