Corporal Chris Paine is a 15 year veteran of the Lubbock Police Department in Lubbock, Texas. Cpl. Paine has served 12 of those years on the Lubbock Police SWAT team and is currently a Hostage Rescue Team Leader. Cpl. Paine is currently assigned to the Lubbock Police Field Services Bureau, and has received a Special Deputation by the United States Marshal Service in which he worked full time as a Task Force Officer to the Northern District of Texas Fugitive Task Force.Cpl. Paine has received national and international recognition for his creation of the Citizen’s Response to an Active Shooter (CRAS) training program. This program is designed to equip the unarmed citizen with a plan of immediate action when facing a mass shooting event. Cpl. Paine has trained over 575,000 citizens with this program, and has received international media attention regarding what law enforcement officials in the United States are doing to keep their citizens safe among the ever growing number of mass shooting incidents in this nation. Cpl. Paine is considered a pioneer and expert in this field.
Cpl. Paine is a graduate of Lubbock High School and Abilene Christian University. Cpl. Paine has achieved a Master Peace Officer Proficiency. Cpl. Paine is the 2013 recipient of the Metropolitan Rotary Club’s Officer of the Year Award, and the 2016 recipient of the Lubbock Police Department’s Distinguished Service Award, presented to officers who have shown a history of going above and beyond the call of what is asked or expected of them in carrying out their duties.
Thank you for your interest in our program!
The Citizen's Response to an Active Shooter (CRAS) training program that we are offering is an educational program designed to give our citizens a plan to survive a mass shooting incident during the crucial moments when, help is on the way, but has not necessarily arrived yet. The presentation usually lasts about 1hr 30min, but I am flexible with those time constraints. I intend to cover the following topics:
1)The definition of an Active Shooter
2)Historical events leading to our training
3)What our citizens can do to prepare themselves for a mass shooting incident
4)What does a mass shooting incident look and feel like? -Shown through security camera footage and recreation of actual incidents
5)Avoid-Deny-Defend (A.D.D.): Our recommendation or plan to surviving an active shooting incident.
The goal of our training is to save as many lives as possible by empowering our citizens with a plan of immediate action in the face of great danger and fear. I hope that by the end of the training our students will have a restored confidence in their safety as citizens in our community. I would encourage anyone who might be interested to view a Dateline Australia documentary that covers our program titled "Damage Control." The story can be found at www.sbs.com.au/dateline. The report is currently being aired throughout Australia and Asia and we are very happy with its coverage of our department and community.
Officer: Lubbock Police Gang Unit/Lubbock Police SWAT/US Marshal Service TFO
City Cell: 806-544-1461
SHRM Recertification Credit: Pending
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HRCI Recertification Credit: Pending