AUGUSTA, Ga. (WFXG) - Augusta University’s police department held safety training at the Health Sciences Building Wednesday. The event was open to the public and officials encouraged faculty, staff, and students to come as well.

Det. Lt. Waylon Potts spoke at the event, saying their department wants to undo the bad habits of the older generations and encourage younger people to make the best decisions for their own safety. “The tenets we follow is 'run, hide, and fight'. And those aren’t linear. You don’t have to try each one. It's based on what you've presented and what is the best way to get yourself out of harm’s way.”

At the end of the session, attendees had an opportunity to ask questions and reflect on the information presented. One student, Justin Goddard says a lot of his questions were answered through this session. “I think the biggest thing I took from it is being able to look around and have the awareness to find the exits and things that can aid me in certain situations.”

There will be another round of training in the Health Sciences Building at 9 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 8.

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