CPD to host preparedness training for school employees

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - The Cincinnati Police Department (CPD) is hosting a preparedness training program for school employees.

A free, four-hour program will be offered at the Police Academy on May 30 from 8 a.m. to noon.

The class, offered by the Cincinnati Police Department's Training Unit and SWAT & Tactical Coordination Unit, will provide basic information and necessary skills to understand, prepare for and report incidents of school violence.

Topics covered will include threat, risk and vulnerability, personal safety, observations and perceptions, as well as the CPD SWAT team response.

Organizers say no prerequisites are required to attend. However, pre-registration is required and must be received by May 28.

Those interested in attending should contact Sergeant Ronald Hale of the CPD Training Unit at ron.hale@cincinnati-oh.gov or (513) 357-7555.

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