TAMPA — Tampa Police Department is hosting free active shooter awareness seminars to teach community members how to survive an active shooter incident.
The public is invited to attend the seminars which will focus on the Department of Homeland Security's "Run. Hide. Fight." training.
TPD says the goal of the seminars is to better prepare the Tampa community for tragic events, such as mass shootings. They are open to all ages but parental guidance is suggested as parts of the presentation may contain sensitive images and language.
The seminars are on the following days:
June 12 - Hillsborough Community College (Dale Mabry Campus in the Student Services Auditorium, Room 111) from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
June 18 - Ragan Park Community Center from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
June 21 - Tampa Police Athletic League from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. (SPACE FILLED)
An ASL interpreter will be available at the June 21 seminar.
"The Safety Socials are just one of the ways we're working to ensure our community has a variety of avenues for collaborating with law enforcement," stated Chief Brian Dugan. "This is a great opportunity for police officers and community members to work with each other, and learn from each other."