U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul Jr. will hold three training sessions in the coming months on how shootings and other violent crime affect law enforcement, schools and businesses.

“In light of the recent shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., and Webster, N.Y., the timing of these trainings couldn’t be better,” Hochul said in a statement Monday.

The first session, “Street Survival and Officer Safety,” will be held Feb. 8 and is designed for members of law enforcement. The training will focus on three case studies involving police officer deaths and injuries, and the safety training that followed those incidents.

The second session, “Understanding Human Aggression and Violence, and Making Our Schools Safe,” will be March 15 and is intended for local school officials.

The final session will be held in April and is designed to help local businesses owners protect their employees and operations from violent crime. For more information, contact Public Affairs Officer Barbara Burns at 843-5817.