COLORADO STATE PATROL TO PROVIDE PUBLIC SAFETY TRAINING FOR 2013 USA PRO CHALLENGE VOLUNTEERS & STAFF
The Colorado State Patrol (CSP), Colorado Department of Public Safety (CDPS), Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM), and local public-safety officials are proud to partner with the Counterterrorism Education Learning Lab (CELL), a non-profit, non-partisan institute, to ensure a safe and successful 2013 USA Pro Challenge race. Incidents such as the Boston Marathon bombing remind us that we must help law enforcement, providing extra eyes and ears at major events and sporting venues.
The volunteers and staff for the USA Pro Challenge will be educated using the Community Awareness Program (CAP), a DHS-approved public-safety training initiative designed in accordance with Homeland Security Secretary Napolitano’s “If You See Something, Say Something” campaign. The CELL and CSP developed the Community Awareness Program, which has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security & U.S. Department of Justice as a best practice through their Lesson Learned Information Sharing program.
This interactive security training provides event staff and volunteers with tools to help recognize and properly report suspicious activity, ensuring a fun and safe race for participants and spectators.
Volunteers at all seven stages of the race will be CAP-trained in the weeks prior to the race. The USA Pro Challenge starts in Aspen on August 19 and will span hundreds of miles across Colorado, finishing in Denver on August 25.