UMass Dartmouth Police Chief Emil Fioravanti says active shooter trainings on campus are all about keeping the university as safe as possible.

The Public Safety Department hosted the first of three training sessions on Thursday, with students, staff members and faculty invited. Two other sessions are planned for January 12th and February 9th.

Training videos have also been posted on the university website.

In a statement, the chief says "public safety departments continue to learn important lessons from each of these senseless tragedies." The training sessions he says, are an effort to inform the campus community about the best way to respond to an active shooter incident.

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