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 SPRING 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!
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2023 8:30-10:00 AM
ZOOM Meeting ID: 831 0216 7502
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2023 9:45- 11:15 AM
ZOOM Meeting ID: 848 3842 0844
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2023 7:15- 8:45 PM (EVENING)
ZOOM Meeting ID: 876 8724 0568
THURSDAY, MARCH 9, 2023 8:00-9:30 PM (EVENING)
ZOOM Meeting ID: 876 1264 0276
MONDAY, MARCH 13, 2023 11:30 AM- 1:00 PM
ZOOM Meeting ID: 832 4002 7536
TUESDAY, MARCH 28, 2023 3:00-4:30 PM
ZOOM Meeting ID: 879 1169 9165
FRIDAY, MARCH 31, 2023 7:15- 8:45 PM (EVENING)
ZOOM Meeting ID: 896 4999 8896
MONDAY, APRIL 10, 2023 4:00-5:30 PM
ZOOM Meeting ID: 892 9969 1302
THURSDAY, APRIL 13, 2023 9:00-10:30 PM (EVENING)
ZOOM Meeting ID: 812 1659 6335
FRIDAY, APRIL 28, 2023 7:30-9:00 PM (EVENING)
ZOOM Meeting ID: 897 1336 4554
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 firstname.lastname@example.org (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.