The Verona Police Department wants people to be better prepared if they find themselves in the middle of an active shooter situation.

Officers from the department will host a two-hour long session from 6:30-8:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 9, at Sugar River United Methodist Church, 415 W. Main St., to give people the knowledge they need to react accordingly.

According to a promotional flyer from the department, officers leading the session will cover the history and statistics in reference to active shooter threats, situational awareness, potential responses to threats and demonstrations on how to barricade a room or counteract an active shooter. Police will also highlight other forms of threats people could face that don’t involve an active shooter.

The session is free to the public, but attendees need to be 18 years or older to participate. Registration is required, and can be done on the city’s website at

For information, contact Sgt. Jesse Christensen at 845-7623 or visit

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