City employees are invited to a free training program provided by the City of Madison Police Department on how to respond effectively to active shooter events. This training is open to all members of the Madison community, although this is a mature topic and the presentation provides candid information that may not be suitable for children under the age of 10.

2019 Dates & Location

Trainings are provided from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm on the following dates:

  • Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019Canceled
  • Thursday, May 16, 2019
  • Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019
  • Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019

This training is free and is held in the auditorium at:

City of Madison Police Training Center
5702 Femrite Dr.
Madison, WI 53718

Program Description

It is unfortunate that sudden violence perpetrated by an individual bent on killing innocent people is a reality in modern American communities. The good news is the likelihood of finding yourself under fire by an active shooter is roughly equivalent to being struck by lightning.

However, as you can lessen your chances of being struck by lightning, there are simple things you can do to respond effectively if you ever find yourself in this unthinkable situation.

The Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events class is a statistically based training program for all members of the Madison community interested in demystifying these frightening events. The training will include

  • A statistical breakdown of active shooter events.
  • Historical case studies & behavioral tools to maximize your chances of survival.
  • Table-top scenario discussions.
  • Q&A session with City of Madison Police Department active shooter experts.

With any questions, please contact:

Police Officer Matthew Magolan
(608) 261-9292