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

 

PLEASE JOIN US FOR ONE OF THE FOLLOWING DATES:

 

JUNE 3    (3:30-5:00 PM)      Zoom meeting ID 871 2799 8080

JUNE 14  (9-10:30 AM)         Zoom meeting ID 872 2477 5805

JULY 1    (10-11:30 AM)        Zoom meeting ID 892 4025 5684

JULY 13   (1-2:30 PM)          Zoom meeting ID 814 9854 9579

JULY 30  (10:30 AM-12 PM) Zoom meeting ID 897 7645 2079

AUG 10   (8-9:30 AM)           Zoom meeting ID 868 9646 3499 (CANCELLED)

AUG 25   (12:30-2 PM)         Zoom meeting ID 847 7171 3455

 

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. Kari Gomes by email at kgomes@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