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 2022 (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, AUGUST 18, 2022 10:00-11:30 AM
ZOOM Meeting ID: 897 9745 9483
MONDAY, AUGUST 22, 2022 8:30-10:00 AM
ZOOM Meeting ID: 852 0851 7412
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2022 9:45-11:15 AM
ZOOM Meeting ID: 850 6715 7759
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2022 3:00-4:30 PM
ZOOM Meeting ID: 820 0525 4824
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2022 7-8:30 PM
ZOOM Meeting ID: 864 6693 2953
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2022 5:00-6:30 PM
ZOOM Meeting ID: 812 8254 4058
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2022 7:30-9:00 PM
ZOOM Meeting ID: 828 8875 8363
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2022 11:30 AM- 1:00 PM
ZOOM Meeting ID: 876 3221 8935
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2022 9:00-10:30 PM
ZOOM Meeting ID: 871 8646 5510
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2022 9:30-11:00 AM
ZOOM Meeting ID: 865 1421 9841
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.