Van Buren County Sherriff’s Office to Hold Active Shooter Response Training at Lake Michigan College South Haven Campus

Feb 14, 2017
The public is invited to learn how to survive an active shooter event at a training scheduled for Tuesday, February 21, at Lake Michigan College’s South Haven campus.

The Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) course is provided by The Van Buren County Sheriff's Office of Domestic Preparedness. The trainer will provide strategies, guidance and a proven plan for surviving an active shooter event.

The course is open to the general public from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

The event is free and attendees must be at least 18 years old.

A separate course will be held for LMC students, staff and faculty from 2:15 to 3:30 p.m.

“Lake Michigan College has established a strong, and long-standing partnership with our community law enforcement professionals, who share our commitment to continued campus safety,” said Director of LMC-South Haven’s Jeremy Burleson.  

The training is designed and built on the Avoid, Deny, Defend strategy developed by ALERRT (Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training). Topics include the history and prevalence of active shooter events, the role of professional guardians, civilian response options, medical issues and drills.

Contact Lt. Robert Kirk, Office of Domestic Preparedness at  the Van Buren County Sheriff’s department at (269) 657-7786 or with questions about the program.

The South Haven campus of Lake Michigan College is located at 125 Veterans Blvd. The training will be held in room 141. Contact (269) 639-8442 or visit to learn about other community events and academic opportunities at LMC-South Haven.