The Atlanta Police Department presents its third active shooter presentation on Wednesday, Feb. 24, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Bessie Branham Recreation Center, 2051 Delano Drive NE, Atlanta, GA 30317.

“Attendees will learn strategies and plans for surviving an active shooter event. The presentation will address the Avoid, Deny, Defend strategy developed by the Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT) in 2004.  Topics will also include the history and prevalence of active shooter events, the role of law enforcement and civilian response options. The program will conclude with a questions and answers session,” states an APD press release.

Free parking will be available.  To RSVP, send an email to:

This is the third such presentation made. More presentation are planned:

March 9 — Ben Hill Recreation Center, 2405 Fairburn Road SW Atlanta, GA 30331

March 16 — Peachtree Hills Recreation Center, 308 Peachtree Hills Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30305

Dyana Bagby is a staff writer for Reporter Newspapers and Atlanta Intown.