Lt. Rondell Muse and Sgt. Matt Emlich will instruct the class, which will last no more than two hours and is free and open to the public.
“It’s time we as a community become proactive about this and begin talking about it, training on it, and adopt a winning mindset,” Police Chief Chris Carden said. “I really hope we have a large turnout. I, along with the rest of the department, am passionate about protecting the community and each other. We do not have to sit idly by and hope this doesn’t happen here. Let’s get ready now in case it does.”
Eight Sylacauga police officers, along with officers from Talladega Police and Talladega County Sheriff’s Office, were certified to instruct the course this summer. An initiative of the Alabama Department of Homeland Security, the “Run, Hide, Fight” curriculum suggests best practices in the event of an active shooter.