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Police Services - Emergency Management

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, 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 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.  Your zoom link will be sent upon receiving your registration email.