Published: Nov. 22, 2021

The CU Boulder Police Department (CUPD) is once again hosting free active harmer response classes for faculty, staff and students. No registration is needed; simply show up ready to learn what to do in an active harmer situation, using a nationally-approved safety protocol. 

The next class will be offered Tuesday, Nov. 30, from 10 a.m. to noon in the University Memorial Center (UMC), Room 235. Drop-ins are welcome. If that date is not convenient, a repeat of the class will be offered Wednesday, Dec. 1, from 2 to 4 p.m., also in UMC 235.

CUPD teaches the course using the Department of Homeland Security’s “Run, Hide, Fight” program. Instruction includes a combination of video, lecture and interactive discussion, with time to answer questions. In the aftermath of events like the King Soopers mass shooting in Boulder last March, officers will be sensitive to triggering language and visuals. 

The training highlights proactive response techniques developed by experts to increase the probability of survival in an active harmer situation. “CUPD is glad to be able to offer this free course once again,” said Sgt. Eric Edford, who is one of the instructors. “We’ve had positive feedback from past participants and feel this is something we can do to help instill a sense of security in our campus community.” 

Get more information on the training.

CU Boulder Police Sgt. John Zizz leads active harmer training class on campus

CU Police Sgt. John Zizz leads an active harmer training on campus prior to the COVID-19 pandemic and mask requirements. 

If you go

Who: Students, faculty and staff
What: Active harmer response class
When: Tuesday, Nov. 30, 10 a.m.–noon; Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2–4 p.m.
Where: UMC 235