(White Plains, NY) -- Westchester County is offering another training session for residents to learn the strategies and skills they could use to survive if an active shooter event occurred in their place of work or other public venue.
Known as Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE), the training class will be offered on Wednesday, Nov. 20 from 12:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at SUNY Purchase, 735 Anderson Hill Road in Purchase.
“We continue to provide our residents with practical guidance on how they can stay safe in the event of an active shooter incident,” County Executive George Latimer said. “Hundreds of County residents and employees have received this training already and we will continue to offer it in response to significant interest from the public.”
The training is free and open to the public. Advance registration is required and can be done at:
The lecture-style training will be held in the college’s Choral Hall. Parking is in the West 2 lot.
Westchester County Police have also provided CRASE training to many school district employees and other members of law enforcement, who have then brought the training back to their local communities. In addition, County Police have worked closely with educators, staff and students to enhance the prevention of, and response to, an active shooter event in school buildings where County Police officers serve as School Resource Officers.
“CRASE training was developed to increase the odds of surviving if you are present during an active shooter incident,” Public Safety Commissioner Thomas A. Gleason said.
About Westchester County
Westchester County, located in the heart of the historic Hudson Valley, covers 500 square miles and has a population of just under a million. Originally home to Native Americans, who were members of the Lenape tribe, it is today a rich mix of many cultures and landscapes. The County is a blend of bustling cities, quaint villages and picturesque towns as well as open spaces and a network of beautiful parks. Westchester is made up of 6 cities, 19 towns and 20 villages. Westchester County is known for top-notch public schools, and a high quality of life. The County is also an intellectual capital, boasting a highly educated workforce, competitive colleges and universities, Fortune 500 companies, world changing non-profits, and cutting-edge research centers. Westchester is led by County Executive George Latimer, who took office in January 2018 as the ninth County Executive. Using inclusion and openness as a foreground, Latimer is fighting to make Westchester a destination for all people to live, work and enjoy. Learn more about Westchester County by visiting www.westchestergov.com