Tampa Police Invite Public to Attend Active Shooter Awareness Seminar

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For Immediate Release

For additional information, please contact:

Janelle H. McGregor, Tampa Police Department Spokesperson




Tampa, Fla. (June 6, 2018)—The Tampa Police Department is hosting a free seminar to teach community members how to survive an active shooter incident.  The seminar will focus on the Department of Homeland Security’s “Run. Hide. Fight.” training.  Attendees will learn strategies, tips, and how to develop a plan for handling an active shooter incident.

The goal of the seminar is to better prepare the Tampa community for tragic events, such as mass shootings.  It is open to all ages; however parental guidance is suggested as parts of the presentation may contain sensitive images and language.

Community members have an option to attend one of three seminars that will take place at locations throughout the city on various dates:

June 12—Hillsborough Community College (Dale Mabry Campus) from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

June 18—Ragan Park Community Center from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

June 21—Tampa Police Athletic League from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. (THIS SEMINAR IS FILLED. If you require the assistance of an American Sign Language interpreter, please send an email to zalavia.brown@tampagov.net)

An American Sign Language interpreter will be available at the seminar on June 21.

Space is limited at all three seminars.  Participants are strongly encouraged to pre-register online at:


The “Run. Hide. Fight.” seminars will kick-off the police department’s Community Safety Social initiative.  The department plans to host these interactive socials on a quarterly basis to provide community members with safety training and information on crime trends in their neighborhoods.

“The Safety Socials are just one of the ways we’re working to ensure our community has a variety of avenues for collaborating with law enforcement,” stated Chief Brian Dugan.  “This is a great opportunity for police officers and community members to work with each other, and learn from each other.”

The quarterly Community Safety Socials will begin this June.