The recent events in Paris, Colorado Springs and San Bernardino serve as important reminders that citizens can have an important role in community safety and security. The Vail Police Department, in conjunction with the Counterterrorism Education Learning Lab® (CELL®) will be hosting a new session of the Community Awareness Program® (CAP®) from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 7. This free community training is the same course as earlier sessions held last year in preparation for the Alpine World Ski Championships.
The Jan. 7 training will take place in The Grandview on the third level of the Lionshead Welcome Center, where parking is free upon entry after 3 p.m. Employees, business owners, and other members of the community are encouraged to attend. Call the police records office at 970-479-2208 to RSVP as space is limited.
The CAP empowers citizens to recognize and report suspicious activity and enhance community safety. Developed in conjunction with the CELL, a non-partisan, non-profit organization based in Denver, the CAP empowers citizens to recognize and report suspicious activity and enhance community safety. It was created to complement the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s “If You See Something, Say Something™” campaign and acts as an important force multiplier for public safety officials.
For more information, contact Officer Mike Bindle with the Vail Police Department at 970-479-2200.
About the Community Awareness Program® (CAP®)
The Community Awareness Program® is an interactive, behavior-focused public safety training designed to empower citizens with the tools necessary to recognize and report suspicious and criminal activity, while preserving the rights and civil liberties enshrined in the U.S. Constitution. The CAP® is SAFETY Act certified by the Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate, and has been vetted and approved by the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties and FEMA’s Office of Protection and National Preparedness.