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Violent Intruder Response Training

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 2021  (NO REGISTRATION NEEDED, JUST JOIN WITH MEETING ID)

 

PLEASE JOIN US FOR ONE OF THE FOLLOWING DATES:

 

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2021     10-11:30 AM   https://ucmerced.zoom.us/j/83558523903   

     Meeting ID: 835 5852 3903

MONDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2021         3:30-5 PM      https://ucmerced.zoom.us/j/85717093849     

     Meeting ID: 857 1709 3849

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2021   9-10:30 AM    https://ucmerced.zoom.us/j/83336412716     

     Meeting ID: 833 3641 2716

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2021    10-11:30 AM   https://ucmerced.zoom.us/j/85743328289     

     Meeting ID: 857 4332 8289

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12. 2021      1-2:30 PM      https://ucmerced.zoom.us/j/82192031005     

     Meeting ID: 821 9203 1005

(Cancelled) TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2021 10:30-12 PM https://ucmerced.zoom.us/j/88991004809

     Meeting ID: 889 9100 4809

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2021  8-9:30 AM      https://ucmerced.zoom.us/j/85672279919     

     Meeting ID: 856 7227 9919

 

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 class, please contact Sgt. Rafael Chavez by email at rchavez46@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.

 

All classes will be virtual on zoom due to COVID-19