COD Police Department offers free courses in crisis situations

Learn best practices for crisis management through two courses offered in July by the College of DuPage Police Department.

The courses, which are free and open to the public, will be held in Room 1453 in the Berg Instructional Center, 425 Fawell Blvd. in Glen Ellyn. Registration is required.

• Awareness is the key to preventing violence and we can all play a role. On Tuesday, July 11, "Making Prevention a Reality" offers participants tips to identify pre-incident behaviors, enhance situational awareness and more. It will be presented from 10 a.m. to noon.

• A person who is bleeding can die from blood loss in as quickly as 5 minutes. Bystanders will always be the first on the scene and be in a position to provide potentially life-saving care until emergency responders arrive on the scene.

Stop the Bleed is a grassroots effort that encourages bystanders to become trained, equipped, and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency until professional help arrives.

On Friday, July 21, "Stop the Bleed" provides an overview of best practices in emergency situations where uncontrollable bleeding occurs.

It will be presented from noon to 2 p.m.

"Arming yourself with information is a key step to successfully navigating a crisis," said COD Police Chief Joe Mullin.

"The College of DuPage Police Department is proud to offer these resources, providing participants valuable information they can apply to many different situations."

For more information or to register, visit

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