The two day seminar will be presented by the National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA) and will focus on being prepared and responding to incidents of mass violence.

Unfortunately, stories involving disgruntled ex-employees, or mentally unstable people walking into a business or school and shooting up the place is becoming more commonplace in the headlines these days.

In an effort to make sure local law enforcement, along with business and school professionals in our community are prepared in the event something like that would happen here, the Evansville Police Department will host the School and Workplace Violence: Preparation and Response seminar on April 29th and 30th at the Southern Indiana Career & Technical Center at 1901 Lynch Road in Evansville.

The seminar will feature classroom instruction for all parties as well as individual group instruction that will cover topics including threat analysis, the application of physical security systems and procedures to incidents of mass violence, emergency plan development and assessment, and the law enforcement response issues. All of which will be integrated into a field exercise where participants will display what they've learned.

The cost for NTOA Members and Non-Law Enforcement is $168.00 and participants are expected to be familiar with the basics concepts in the previously mentioned areas. For more information, contact Debbie Baird with the EPD at 812-436-4948