Spartanburg Police to offer training on active shooter response

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SPARTANBURG, S.C. (WSPA) — Spartanburg police are offering training to the public on how to respond in the event of an active shooter.

Spartanburg Police Department is offering free training sessions from Feb. 19 through Nov. 23.

Citizens can learn about shooters, disaster response and “how to prepare for and respond if trapped inside a building during a mass shooting incident,” the agency said in a news release. 

Sessions are from noon to 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on the following dates:

  • February 19: Believers’ Fellowship at 150 Marion Ave. 
  • March 19 (TBD)
  • May 21: Holy Communion Lutheran Church at 1430 John B. White Sr. Blvd. 
  • July 23 (TBD)
  • September 17 (TBD) 
  • November 23 (TBD)

Spartanburg Police Department is seeking organizations that can host a venue for training. Hosts are required to allow other community members to attend training at the site.

Groups interested in serving as a host site are asked to email Major Art Littlejohn at alittlejohn@cityofspartanburg.org or Lieutenant Lee Raines at lraines@cityofspartanburg.org. 

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