Published: Sept. 1, 2022

The CU Boulder Police Department (CUPD) is 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 Wednesday, Sept. 7, from 10 a.m. to noon in the Kittredge Central multipurpose room. Walk-ins are welcome. A repeat of the class will be offered Thursday, Sept. 15, from 10 a.m. to noon at the same location.

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 the King Soopers mass shooting in March 2021, 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,” 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.”

Learn more about the training.

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

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

 If you go

Who: Students, faculty, staff
Dates: Wednesday, Sept. 7 and Sept. 15
Time: 10 a.m. to noon
Where: Kittredge Central, multipurpose room