The Auburn Police Department (APD) is partnering with Strategos International to offer training courses specific to church and workplace security and violence. The courses will be offered July 30 through August 2 at either Dayspring Church or the Auburn Police Training Facility. Class size is limited to 80 people. To make the classes even more accessible, the APD is offering 100 free spots (50 for each class) to DeKalb County residents for the July 30 and August 2 courses. (Details below on how to secure a free spot.)
“These courses are just another way we’re trying to educate the public on how to protect and safeguard themselves and others around them,” says APD Chief Martin McCoy. “We already offer Rape Aggression and Defense (RAD) courses and firearms safety training. By offering training on church and workplace security, we’re just adding another spoke in our wheelhouse of community education. Our goal is to continue to be a resource for how to enhance personal and community safety.”
Four Security Courses Offered
The training courses being offered include:
100 Free Spots Available
The APD believes these courses are a great teaching tool and have allocated funds from last year’s APD golf fundraiser to pay for 100 spots.
Free spots will be given in two courses (50 for each class):
Preparedness and Education Key to Security
Chief McCoy hopes these courses will provide community members with more education and awareness.
“We often go about our daily lives not really paying attention to our surroundings or the dangers around us,” he says. “These courses teach us how to increase personal safety and become more aware. Consequently, if situations arise, people will be more equipped to protect themselves and provide better reporting and witness statements.”
He says the APD chose Strategos to help offer these classes because the group has provided several training courses for APD officers.