NEWS | Sept. 25, 2019

Colorado National Guard partners with local agencies for active threat training


FOR RELEASE: Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019                                                                                                                          

CONTACT: Colorado National Guard Public Affairs, 720-250-1053,

CENTENNIAL, Colo. – The Colorado National Guard, with the assistance of the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office and South Metro Fire Rescue, will conduct annual

active threat awareness and mitigation training Sept. 26, 2019, at the Colorado Department of Military and Veterans Affairs campus from 9 to 11:00 a.m.

The purpose of this training is to educate and prepare DMVA employees for an active threat situation and to evaluate response procedures while interacting with civilian first responders.

“Realistic training builds awareness within our department,” The Adjutant General of Colorado U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Michael Loh said.  “While threats are unpredictable, we can prepare for them with the assistance of our community partners.”

Anyone working nearby or traveling in the local area may witness a higher-than-normal police presence during the exercise.

Participants will use blank rounds, mainly fired indoors.

If there’s reason to believe that a real world active threat is underway, don’t hesitate to call 911.

This annual training increases preparedness and is not in response to any heightened threat level or direct threat to any person or property.

In order to simulate a realistic training environment, this event is not open to the media or public.