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Club to offer active shooter presentation for free

By Staff | Jan 16, 2019

As part of its “Be Informed! Be Involved! Speaker Series,” the America’s Boating Club of Sanibel-Captiva will host a free “Active Shooter Presentation” on Jan. 23 for the public.

It will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at The Community House; doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Retired Detective Bill Behrens, who has 29 years of law enforcement experience, will conduct the presentation. His police career was in and around the metropolitan Chicago area and primarily focused on the investigation, apprehension and prosecution of violent crimes perpetrators.

It will focus on what to do if you are involved in or in close proximity to an active shooting, or other violent situation involving a knife, club or fight. During the presentation, attendees will learn:

– How to effectively respond to an active shooter situation

– What to do when law enforcement arrives

Such incidents are occurring at an increasing rate and can happen to anyone in any place at any time. Knowledge of how to response and what to do is important for average members of a community.

The Community House is at 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel.