HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - The Hattiesburg Police Department and the ALICE Training Institute began its active shooter training program at the police and fire training academy Monday.
The two-day course is designed to teach proactive survival techniques should a violent intruder or an active shooter arise at a place of business or a public gathering.
The goal is to save lives by teaching people options should the need come up.
The group set up several scenarios to show the participants techniques that work effectively.
Once completed, the group received an instructor certificate so that they can teach others about what to do in the event of a life-threatening situation.