Civilian Training

The DCJS Active Attack Program's "Whole Community Approach" requires training for Virginia's citizens and first responders to enable them to work together when an active attack occurs to stop the killing and stop the dying. Available training courses are listed below. These courses are offered upon request to community organizations, school divisions, institutions of higher education, law enforcement agencies and Fire/EMS. Please review the course descriptions, eligibility, and hosting requirements and complete the form to schedule a training.

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Citizen Courses Offered

(CRCC) Civilian Response and Casualty Care - VIRTUAL (2 Hours) ~ Available in Zoom ONLY

This two-hour training, designed and built on the Avoid, Deny, Defend / Run, Hide, Fight strategy developed by ALERRT in 2004, provides strategies, guidance and a proven plan for surviving an active attack event. This course combines the civilian response with the Stop the Bleed Campaign, which empowers civilians to provide life-saving medical aid before first responders ever arrive. Topics include the history and prevalence of active attack events, civilian response options, and medical issues. 

Who should attend: All civilian stakeholders to include schools, campuses, faith communities, civic organizations, businesses, etc., and First Responders such as law enforcement, Fire/EMS, tele-communicators, dispatchers, school resource officers, school and campus security officers.

Class size: This training will be held via Zoom, with a maximum capacity of 500 virtual participants.

To view currently scheduled sessions and to register, visit this link: https://www.dcjs.virginia.gov/training-events/civilian-response-and-casualty-care-crcc-virtual-training


(CRCC) Civilian Response and Casualty Care (4 Hours) ~ Available In Person ONLY

A coordinated effort through a "whole community approach" to establish stakeholders within the community and empower citizens to become "Immediate Responders" who do what they can, where they are, with what they have to work with until "First Responders" arrive. Using the basics of Avoid, Deny, and Defend against an active attack and aiding in the solution to stop the dying with basic medical treatment from the “Stop the Bleed” program.

Who should attend: All civilian stakeholders to include schools, campuses, faith communities, civic organizations, businesses, etc., and First Responders such as law enforcement, Fire/EMS, tele-communicators, dispatchers, school resource officers, school and campus security officers.

Required Student Equipment: Good attitude, open mind, pen and paper, business attire or training uniform

Hosting Requirements: A classroom capable of seating of up to 50 participants with the ability for note taking, audio and visual equipment capable of PowerPoint display with video playback to include sound. (Please arrange access to the facility at least one day prior to the scheduled training for classroom set up.)

Class Size: Minimum of 25 to a Maximum of 50 Students


(CRASE) Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (2-3 Hours) ~ Available In Person ONLY

Law enforcement officers and agencies are frequently requested by schools, businesses, and community members for direction and presentations on what they should do if confronted with an active shooter event. The Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) course, designed and built on the Avoid, Deny, Defend (ADD) strategy developed by ALERRT in 2004, provides strategies, guidance and a proven plan for surviving an active shooter event. Topics include the history and prevalence of active shooter events, civilian response options, medical issues, and considerations for conducting drills.

Who should attend: All civilian stakeholders to include schools, campuses, faith communities, civic organizations, businesses, etc., and First Responders such as law enforcement, Fire/EMS, tele-communicators, dispatchers, school resource officers, school and campus security officers.

Required Student Equipment: Good attitude, open mind, pen and paper, business attire or training uniform

Hosting Requirements: A classroom capable of seating of up to 50 participants with the ability for note taking, audio and visual equipment capable of PowerPoint display with video playback to include sound. (Please arrange access to the facility at least one day prior to the scheduled training for classroom set up.)

Class Size: Minimum of 25 to a Maximum of 50 Students


Active Attack Program Contact

Adam Keene, Active Attack Training Coordinator
804.205.3803
Email Adam