Active Shooter Events and Response by John P. Blair

By John P. Blair

The Columbine tragedy on April 20, 1999 started a brand new period in legislation enforcement because it turned obvious that the police reaction to such mass shootings needs to be enormously altered. by the point the Sandy Hook hassle-free university taking pictures happened on December 14, 2012, superseded police reaction options were changed with new, competitive strategies utilized by the 1st officials at the scene. The frequency with which those occasions ensue remind us many times in regards to the value of teaching and getting ready for those severe occasions prior to they take place in our personal backyards.

Active Shooter occasions and reaction

is one of many first makes an attempt not to merely talk about ancient energetic shooter occasions, but additionally to truly dissect a few of them―empowering legislations enforcement pros by means of leveraging the fundamental wisdom and event of these who've long gone prior to us. The booklet additionally bargains perception into the educational methodologies and techniques used to arrange our nation’s first responders to deal with the lively shooter chance. furthermore, the authors talk about the transparent and current danger of terrorist organisations utilizing those mass shooter strategies on American soil―similar to the assaults in Beslan, Russia and Mumbai, India.

Written via contributors of the complicated legislation Enforcement fast reaction education (ALERRT) middle at Texas country college, this publication is the end result of greater than a decade’s worthy of educating and learn into lively shooter occasions and represents state of the art, evidence-based most sensible practices.

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The suspect strategically parked his car blocking the rear door to the building so that it could not be opened from the inside. The suspect then entered the front door to the clinic, immediately shot two receptionists, and continued into the building randomly shooting people attending an ESL (English as a second language) course. A wounded receptionist retreated under a desk and immediately called 911 to report the shooting. Patrol officers arrived on the scene within 2 minutes of the first 911 calls; however, an immediate entry into the building was not conducted.

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At this point, the suspect had already committed suicide (Giduck and Chi 2008; Report of the Virginia Tech Review Panel 2007). Based on the visual carnage of the wounded and dead on the second floor of Norris Hall, the officers believed there must have been more than one suspect. With no more shots being heard and before determining the known threat was down, some officers began rescuing the wounded and placing them in secure areas where tactical medics assigned to both agencies’ SWAT teams could begin life-saving treatment.

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