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, coffe 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 2020.
Sep 24 (1-2:30 PM) Zoom meeting ID 953-2671-7028
Sep 28 (1-2:30 PM) Zoom meeting ID 974-2568-9204
Oct 9 1(10-11:30 AM) Zoom meeting ID 942-3274-9939
Oct 20 (10-11:30 AM) Zoom meeting ID 949-9924-5434
Nov 5 (3:30-5 PM) Zoom meeting ID 982-7245-0459
Nov 16 (3:30-5 PM) Zoom meeting ID 997-4708-1065
Dec 4 (8:30-10 AM) Zoom meeting ID 945-5807-0862
Dec 7 (8:30-10AM) Zoom meeting ID 960-6840-0644
CUSTOM Classes are held by request for workgroups, departments, divisions, clubs, organizations, etc. To schedule, please contact Sgt. Kari Gomes by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.