In the interest of being prepared, the Columbus Police Department is gearing up for an active shooter training seminar for churches and businesses.
This will be the fourth active shooter response training that the Columbus Police Department has hosted. It focuses on ways church leaders and business owners can protect their facilities and train their staff in case they run into someone with a gun.
The pastor at Calvary Chapel of Columbus took part in one of the training sessions. He encourages others to be proactive about protecting their congregation.
“We need to be prepared and that’s really what the police department here in Columbus is trying to do is prepare churches, prepare the businesses, prepare the community at large that we’ve gotta be ready and you don’t have to be a victim,” says Pastor Mark Swift.
The next training session will be April 30. Officers tell News 3 open slots are still available. You can call 706-653-3173 to RSVP.