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MEDIA ADVISORY: MUPD offers active threat training for campus community

May 22nd, 2018

Story Contact: Sara Diedrich,

WHAT: The University of Missouri Police Department will host Citizens’ Response to Active Threats (C.R.A.T.) training for all University of Missouri faculty, staff and students. The course, which is based on the Department of Homeland Security’s Run, Hide, Fight Program, takes a comprehensive approach to dealing with active shooter/violent intruder incidents. Participants learn how to react and respond to violent intruders and take an active role in their own survival.

WHEN & WHERE:    2 – 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 22

Jesse Auditorium, first floor, Jesse Hall on the MU campus

WHO: MU students, staff and faculty. Media are encouraged to RSVP with Sara Diedrich, MU’s Public Safety Information Specialist, at (573) 882-3243 or emailing

WHY: This campuswide training is part of an ongoing effort to ensure that MU is a national model for campus safety.

“While we hope we never have to respond to a catastrophic event on campus, we must be prepared for the unthinkable,” MUPD Chief Doug Schwandt said. “The best we can all do is to be vigilant and prepared.”