September 19, 2019 / Vincennes University hosting talk on what to do
during active shooter situation
VINCENNES, Ind. – Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
Special Agent James Soper will share his expertise about what to do in
the case of an active shooter during a presentation on Sept. 27 at the
Red Skelton Performing Arts Center.
The event is from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at 20 W. Red Skelton Blvd. located
on the Vincennes University campus. It is free and open to the public.
Soper, a Vincennes University alumnus, will educate people on how to
respond and survive during acts of violence such as robberies,
workplace violence, and active shooter and hostage situations.
He will present Avoid Deny Defend, the Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid
Response Training (ALERRT) Program developed at Texas State
University. A question and answer session will follow the presentation.
Law enforcement officers in Indiana can receive continuing education
hours for attendance.
Soper is assigned as the Division Tactical Advisor for the ATF
Detroit Field Division, which consists of coordinating and instructing
all tactical training for agents and Task Force Officers. This
includes active shooter response training.
He served with the Indiana State Police prior to the ATF.
VINCENNES UNIVERSITY - Indiana’s First College
VU is state-supported with campuses in Vincennes and Jasper, the
Aviation Technology Center and American Sign Language program in
Indianapolis, Early College Career and Technical Education Centers,
and additional sites such as the Gene Haas Training and Education
Center in Lebanon, the Logistics Training and Education Center in
Plainfield, and the Gibson County Center for Advanced Manufacturing
and Logistics in Fort Branch. A leader in developing Early Colleges
statewide, VU also offers instruction at military sites throughout the nation.
In addition to offering a wide range of associate degree and
certificate programs, VU also offers bachelor’s degree programs in
technology, homeland security, nursing, secondary education programs
in mathematics and science, and special education/elementary education.
VU enrolls students from throughout Indiana, 35 other states, and 17
countries. Tuition and fees are the lowest among Indiana campuses with
residence halls. VU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
Founded in 1801, VU is Indiana’s first college and is the only
college in the nation founded by an individual who would later become
President of the United States. William Henry Harrison, the ninth U.S.
President, founded VU while serving as governor of the Indiana
Territory. More information is available at www.vinu.edu.
Vincennes University Newsroom
MARCIA MARTINEZ, University Life Reporter & Sports
812-888-4164 office, 314-599-1519 cell,
Department of University Relations, www.vinu.edu/newsroom