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Lexington Police Department to offer free STOP THE BLEED and C.R.A.S.E. (active shooter) courses

Lexington, SC 06/20/2022 – Chief Terrence Green of the Town of Lexington Police Department recently announced that their officers will begin offering monthly STOP THE BLEED and C.R.A.S.E. (Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events) training with dates planned for each class once a month for the remainder of the year.

Green said in his announcement that the department is frequently asked by schools, churches, businesses, and community groups for instruction on what to do if they encounter someone who is bleeding from an injury and how they should react if they are in an active shooter event.

STOP THE BLEED is a two-hour course that teaches participants three quick actions which can be used to save a life with guidance on the use of tourniquets and wound packing.

C.R.A.S.E. is a two-hour course, designed and built on the Avoid, Deny, Defend strategy developed by ALERRT, which provides strategies, guidance, and a proven plan for surviving an active shooter event.

The STOP THE BLEED and C.R.A.S.E. classes will be taught at the Lexington Police Department in our training room on the following dates from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.


June 21 June 23

July 12 July 14

August 23 August 25

September 20 September 22

October 25 October 27

November 15 November 17

December 20 December 22

The STOP THE BLEED and C.R.A.S.E. classes are free to attend and will be limited to 16 participants in each session. These courses are designed for those who are 16 years of age or older. Please contact Officer William Norris of the Community Action Team (C.A.T.) at 803-359-6260 or email with your questions and for class registration.


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