Kent Library’s Athenæum Series Presents: “Active Shooter/Violent Intruder: Defensive Strategies”

Kent Library’s Spring 2014 Athenaeum Series begins Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at Noon in Sadie’s Place with Lt. Kenneth D. Mayberry from University Police presenting “Active Shooter/ Violent Intruder: Defensive Strategies.” Attendees will learn the historical events that have led up to this innovative program. The class is a very hands-on approach to strategies and perspectives of dealing with an active shooter or violent intruder. Attendees will learn how the LOCKDOWN strategy can actually enhance the shooters ability to achieve large numbers of causalities. It will show how to distance yourself by classroom or office layout and design. You will learn common counter measures to improve your or other employee’s chances of survival. You will know the difference between an alert being a command and providing information. The A.L.I.C.E acronym of Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, and Evacuate will be defined. The class is designed for Law Enforcement and School faculty, staff and students.
Objectives of the training:
1) Empowerment
2) Survivability
3) Techniques
Kent Library’s Athenaeum Series, which began in the fall of 2007, derives its name from the classical Greek goddess of wisdom, Athena. These open forums, public lectures, and discussions were originally popular in Greece, but eventually spread to Rome and Western Europe. Kent Library’s series showcases the expertise of campus faculty, staff, and students. All events are free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Please join us as we carry forward an ancient, but still vibrant, tradition. For more information on Kent Library’s Athenaeum Series, visit:


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