The Wyoming Department of Homeland Security is partnering with the Wyoming Highway Patrol to train the public on dealing with active-shooter situations in the workplace.

The first training courses will be held April 8 in Laramie at Laramie County Community College’s Albany County Campus. Three sessions will be held that day from 8 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., 1 p.m. to 4:45 p.m., and 5:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.

Patrol Sergeant David Wagener says the courses are open to everyone.

“Anybody you know that works anywhere in an office environment that is able to attend the training, we recommend they sign up,” says Wagener.

The free training sessions will last roughly three and a half hours and are scheduled through May. The WHP Patrol Interdiction and Emergency Response team will travel across the state and conduct three courses in each location so more people will have a chance to attend.

The department’s website says the training will cover topics such as a brief history of work place violence, terminology used, law enforcement response versus expectations, course of action, and emergency action plans.

The department requests that people planning on attending the training register ahead of time due to limited seating.

Training sessions are currently scheduled in Laramie, Rock Springs, Jackson, Riverton, Sheridan, Cody, Gillette and Casper.

For the full schedule of training courses, visit the Wyoming Department of Homeland Security website.