MILLBURY — The public is invited to attend a seminar offered by the Lake Township Police Department titled Run, Hide, Fight at 7 p.m. Wednesday. The seminar will be held at City Hall, 27975 Cummings Road.
Sergeant Jared Watson of the Tiffin Police Department will lead the training.
The purpose of the program is to provide citizens with information about what to do if they are ever in a hostage situation, according to Ron Craig, Lake Township Community Police Officer and Crime Prevention Officer.
“People don’t usually know what to do to save themselves when they’re in a situation like this,” Craig said. “There are techniques the average person can use to maximize their chance of surviving a hostage situation.”
As hostage-taking situations continue to increase in the United States each year, no one is immune from being held hostage, even in smaller towns and rural areas, Craig said.
“You don’t have to be in a big city to find yourself in the middle of a hostage situation. It happens every day in small towns and rural areas. You never wake up in the morning thinking that you will be a hostage that day, but it can happen.”
Sergeant Watson has presented this program for many years and has reached out to all types of groups to give them insight into what they can do to increase their chances of survival.
“The techniques and behaviors this program outlines have been shown to be helpful in saving lives,” Craig said.
Watson will answer questions from the audience during the approximately hour-long program.
Pre-registration is not required. For more information about the event, individuals can contact Officer Craig at 419-481-6354.