Green Bay Police train for active shooter situations

Posted at 6:31 PM, Nov 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-08 19:32:37-05

Just the past year has seen three of the deadliest mass shootings in U.S. modern history.

The Green Bay Police Department has trained over 1,200 people in the last year in what to do in the event of an active shooter coming into their business. Wisconsin is far from immune to having such a situation unfold. Back in September, a man walked into this office building in Middleton and shot four people.

It's something that is becoming more commonplace across the country, which is why Green Bay Police are offering free courses to anyone within city limits that wants to be educated on what to do during an active shooter situation.

"The goal here for us is to be able to give people the information that allows them to create that mental blue print for how to respond to this type of situation,” says Lt. Jeff Engelbrecht. “We will come to their organization their place of work or whatever it may be and provide the training for them there."

The 4-hour course is free to the public. For more information on the training or to schedule a training session, please contact: Lt. Jeff Engelbrecht at (920) 448-3200 Ext. 0917.