Some UNC Charlotte Students Were Among Hundreds At CMPD Active Survival Training

CHARLOTTE, NC. — Some UNC Charlotte students were among the hundreds of people who took part in active survival training. CMPD offered the training free to the public.

CJ Helms is a UNC Charlotte junior, he signed up for for the active survival training immediately after the campus shooting on April 30th.

“What to do, and how to protect myself and my fellow students. Just people around me and my loved ones,” says Helms.

Hundreds packed the Police Academy auditorium, listening intently to Officer Jonathan Frisk teach the ABC’s of active survival training: avoid, barricade, counter and survive.

“In light of what just happened pretty much right in our backyard, we want to send a very loud message that we care about the people. We want to make sure people have a chance,” says Officer Frisk.

Officer Frisk says he’s had hundreds of calls asking him to teach active survival training since the campus tragedy. If you’re interested, call CMPD.