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Media advisory: University police joining area law enforcement for active violence training at Fort Riley

Monday, June 9, 2014

       



MANHATTAN — On June 10 and 12 the Kansas State University Police Department will join the Kansas Highway Patrol and Riley County EMS in active violence training at Fort Riley's Victory Village. The event is part of a partnership with Fort Riley to use its facilities to enhance the training that university officers receive in response to active violence.

During the training, Fort Riley's combat medic instructors will teach officers and EMS personnel trauma first-aid using the latest techniques and lifesaving equipment.

"The traumatic injuries seen in combat often mirror those in active violence situations," said Ronnie Grice, Kansas State University's assistant vice president for public safety. "The participants in this training are going to get world-class lifesaving training."

In addition to the medical training, officers will train on the response to active violence, collaborate with other agencies, and be challenged with the realism that the Victory Village training facility provides.

"The ability to have our officers train at a world-class facility is outstanding, and we thank Fort Riley for the opportunity," Grice said.

Media will have access to cover the training from 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday, June 12.

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Media will have access from 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday, June 12.