The Albia Ministerial Association will be sponsoring Active Threat Training on Monday, May 6 from 6-8 p.m. at the River Life Family Worship Center. The training is being presented by Monroe County Sheriff Deputy Matt Scharff. A freewill offering will be taken and the money will be donated to the sheriff’s office for the future purchase of a canine “officer,” to be used in drug enforcement efforts.
The training includes the three words, “Run,” “Hide,” “Fight,” and is similar to ALICE training and Active Shooter Training.
This training is geared toward people attending houses of worship but will be helpful for anyone in a crisis situation, said Pastor Brad Gray.
Pastor Gray said the event is part of the Ministerial’s Law Enforcement Appreciation Month effort. Each week through May various churches will be taking food trays to the law center to show appreciation for the work of police officers, sheriff’s officers, dispatchers and jailers.