Vail Police provide ‘Securing the Slopes’ trainings |

Vail Police provide ‘Securing the Slopes’ trainings

VAIL — The Vail Police Department, in partnership with the Counterterrorism Education Learning Lab (CELL), a nonprofit institute, is continuing a series of free public safety trainings to help law enforcement enhance community safety in preparation for the 2015 Vail-Beaver Creek Alpine World Ski Championships to be held Feb. 2-15. The schedule for the “Securing the Slopes” workshops is as follows: 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Eagle County Paramedic Services station in Gypsum, 785 Red Table Drive; Dec. 16 at the Eagle County Paramedic Services building in Edwards, 1005 Edwards Village Blvd.; and 4 to 6 p.m. Dec. 2 in the Grand View on the third level of the Lionshead Welcome Center in Vail. The workshops are limited to the first 45 participants.

“Securing the Slopes” is part of the CELL’s Community Awareness Program, a U.S. Department of Homeland Security-approved public-safety training initiative designed in accordance with the nationwide “If You See Something, Say Something” campaign. The program has been successfully implemented at large sporting events including Coors Field, Pepsi Center, Winter X Games, Major League Baseball All-Star game and the USA Pro Challenge.

Instructors at the trainings will include Vail Police and Vail Mountain public safety professionals and staff from the CELL.

To sign up for any of the upcoming sessions, contact Vail Police at 970-479-2210 or email Registration is required.

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