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Civilian Response Training to Active Shooter Events


In 2023, the Gun Violence Archive reported more than 600 mass shooting events in the United States. Communities often look to law enforcement agencies for guidance to plan for these confrontations. The Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) course offers an excellent training model, based on the avoid-deny-defend strategy developed 20 years ago.

 This seminar provides participants with a background on the history and prevalence of active shooter events, response options, related medical factors and CRASE-based drill training to confront aggression, whether it is from an individual intruder or an international group of professionals intent on violence.

Instructor Biography

Officer Michael Caruolo is the director of safety and security/EMS at Salve Regina University, with more than 32 years of law enforcement and public safety experience. He is a retired lieutenant of the Newport Police Department, including service as the police department’s commander of the Special Response Team. Michael holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Saint Anselm College.

 Officer Matthew Corcelli is the assistant director of safety and security at Salve Regina University. He served as a police officer for the City of Newport for 23 years, including 18 years on the Special Response Team and most recently as the commander of the Narcotics and Special Crimes Unit. He was honored as Police Officer of the Year in 2011.

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