Active Shooter Training
Chief Investigator Alex Ference has been with the DA’s Office for 19 years and previously worked at the Calhoun County Sheriff's Office as a deputy and investigator for 5 years. He is a former US Army Military Policeman serving both active and reserve duty and has M.S. and B.S. degrees from JSU, specializing in Criminal Justice. He will be teaching the CRASE (Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events) course which is a program focusing on the ADD (Avoid, Deny, Defend) strategy. It is designed to give a person the basic understanding on how best to start planning and responding to high stress situations and violent encounters such as workplace violence, active shooter events, and other life-threatening incidents. He will be conducting case studies on several high profile tragedies using videos and recordings and examine the human body’s response to stress.