Citizens Situational Awareness/Active Shooter Class

Please contact Coconino County Sheriff's Office Community Programs Coordinator for training dates and to register 928-226-5089 or 

Classes continue to be held based on community interest and requests.  
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Description of Class

The Coconino County Sheriff's Office has already provided this class to several hundred members of the public and all Coconino County employees. We will continue to schedule classes as our community expresses interest.

Situational Awareness Class CCSO 2
Situational Awareness Class CCSO 3
The purpose of this class is to help citizens understand what they can do to improve their safety during a crisis situation. This is an interactive three-hour class. It covers how to increase your every day safety through Situational Awareness and a three-step plan known as "Avoid, Deny and Defend" to apply to crises such as Active Attack events. The class includes some video and audio recordings of actual and simulated crises that some may find disturbing. Because of the possibly disturbing audio and video content, attendees must be 18 years of age or older. (Attendees between the ages of 15-18 must be accompanied by a Parent or Guardian)

There is no fee, but pre-registration is required. If you have any questions, please call 928-226-5089 or email 

Here are what some people are saying about the class and our instructors:

“It was very informative & well-presented leaving me with a positive attitude about our local Sheriff/Police Department’s intentions to not only protect residents but also stimulate their awareness of their surroundings and create plans to avoid and or prepare to protect themselves.”

“I liked the emphasis on being AWARE in every situation. It makes us THINK.”

“Very informative and thought provoking without being intimidating. Instructors were personable and approachable. Very good content and suggestions for daily life.”

“Instructors were very engaging, enthusiastic and knowledgeable. They also encouraged questions.”

“The class was very well done. It brought awareness to a new level for me. Made me want to talk to my grandchildren about being more conscious about their surroundings.”

“I liked the practical ideas that were presented.”

“…It was a good start to mentally role play in the face of an immediate threat. I really appreciate the time and efforts the Sheriff’s Office has put into making us more “aware” of what is going on around us.”

“Thank you … for the insight to put this training together and for doing such a good job organizing and presenting the training to the public.”