Enon area residents have an opportunity to attend a free educational seminar conducted by the Enon Police Department titled “Surviving an Active Shooter Encounter.” The department will require advanced registration and space is limited, noted Enon Police Chief Lew Wilcox.
The seminar is scheduled for Thursday, March 24 at 7 p.m. at the Enon Government Center and will last approximately 90 minutes.
“Everyone regardless of age, gender, race, ethnicity, or social status must be prepared to take immediate action in the event a gunman opens fire or threatens violence anywhere,” stated Wilcox regarding the decision to offer the seminar.
Residents will be able to learn how to react to a violent encounter, but they will not be taught how to be first responders, auxiliary police officers or any other professional training. This will be an opportunity to gain information noted Wilcox that “might help save lives in a violent encounter”.
The seminar will be led by Lt. Mike Holler who will be assisted by other members of the Enon Police Department. Holler is a certified ALICE instructor and has also worked with a number of other groups to present this training. He is also trained in a number of related subjects and leads seminars throughout the year. He has co-taught this topic with members of the Clark County Sheriff’s Office to local school staff.
Wilcox noted that this training has been on the agenda for over a year and with recent events in area schools, the department members agreed that now would be a good time of offer the seminar.
To register for this seminar, it should be noted that the reservations will be taken on a first come, first served basis. There is no charge for the training and you can register by contacting the non-emergency line for the Police Department at 937-864-5577 or e-mail Chief Wilcox at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Reservations are open until filled or Tuesday, March 22 at 8 p.m.