The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office provides free active shooter training. The nationally acclaimed Citizen Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) is offered to the public on a monthly basis. The events are held from 6-9 PM on the second Thursday of every month. The Putnam County Bureau of Emergency Services (map link) has graciously agreed to host the monthly program at their headquarters, located at 112 Old Route 6 in the Town of Carmel. Seating is limited. Registration is required.
High-profile acts of violence serve as frequent and tragic reminders that no community is immune to violence. These incidents often prompt citizens throughout Putnam County to reassess their level of preparedness and seek guidance from local law enforcement agencies.
Soon after the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the Federal Bureau of Investigation partnered with the Bureau of Justice Assistance to increase the delivery of active shooter training throughout the nation. Subsequent to a nationwide review of all available training programs, the CRASE curriculum was selected as the national standard in active shooter response training.
The CRASE curriculum was developed in conjunction with Texas State University. It was designed to empower people from all walks of life with the knowledge and skills necessary to survive an active shooter event.
Several members of the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office are certified to teach the CRASE curriculum. These experienced police-instructors were among the first in New York State to earn this certification from the Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training Center (ALERRT®). They have proudly provided this nationally-acclaimed training to our community since January of 2018. Over 1500 people throughout Putnam County have attended.
To schedule a private event, please email: