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officer active shooter response 

Officer Active Shooter Response Course Options:


If you have a number of law enforcement officers from the same agency or region interested in the course, your agency can become a host for your group. The minimum number of participants to hold a course is 8. The hosting agency will be responsible for providing the training space and assisting in filling the seats (whether with their own officers or with co-marketing to other agencies).


Law enforcement officers have a tremendous amount of responsibility bestowed upon them each day; both on and off-duty. As a dedicated officer, your shift never truly ends because you have a duty to act in and out of uniform.


Currently, our country and world has seen increased levels of violence in our schools and public places, particularly with active shooter incidents. With any massacre, experts collect data from after-action reports, conduct interviews with officers and witnesses, and then use this information to improve how law enforcement responds. 


One of these improvements is training officers to respond solo to a threat.


Law enforcement has realized that the greatest enemy in an active shooter incident is time.  Police agencies around the nation transitioned from a hold and wait for S.W.A.T. (Special Weapons and Tactics) protocol to the newly developed Quick Action Deployment Team (also known as “QuAD”), sending their first four arriving officers in immediately.


When every shot fired is potentially a life lost, waiting is not an option.

Even in an urban environment where there are numerous police officers’ minutes away, every second counts. With active shooter incidents lasting approximately 5-10 minutes, officers in scarcely populated rural areas require a single officer tactic to save lives in an active shooter event.

Rural agencies recognize the challenges that the QuAD system presents due to the lack of personnel and response times for backup officers. The single officer approach has been found to be the most deliberate method to get an officer in direct contact with and to neutralize the threat. Even urban agencies with a heavy amount of back-up nearby recognize there is always the potential for an officer to enter alone.

A School Resource Officer (SRO) or an officer that is in close proximity of the attack are two examples of officers who may act alone; therefore, creating the necessity to provide active shooter training for this response.


  • Our approach trains officers to move towards an active shooter just like an officer would make contact with a hostile suspect by triangulating and bounding.


  • These powerful and deliberate tactics will overwhelm the threat and not allow the assailant to have one large target to engage.


The faster an officer intercepts an assailant during an active shooter incident, the faster the shooter(s) plan will be disrupted.


Limiting the assailant’s movement and access to potential victims will reduce the number of lives lost and allow for quicker medical response to injured victims. Once the threat is down and the officer is awaiting resources it is critical for the solo officer to know how to manage the area until back-up arrives. Once resources have arrived on scene, the solo officer will then take a role in holding the scene or assist in treating and evacuating the wounded into a warm zone.

This 1-day course is open to certified law enforcement officers and security personal for the purpose of training law enforcement professionals on how to respond to an active shooter situation in a school, mall or other public area that is under attack through both classroom and scenario training for officers.


What Makes Our Active Shooter Training for Law Enforcement Program Essential


The active shooter training for law enforcement and police course objectives are:

  • To identify active shooter and active killer threats;

  • To understand one’s direct role in an active shooter situation;

  • To learn critical response tactics as a solo officer or team;

  • To infiltrate the affected area as the responding officer;

  • To implement limited penetration tactics to locate and eliminate the threat;

  • To understand how to manage the scene after the threat is down; and

  • To implement medical trauma training for officers.


Through a mixture of classroom, elaborate scenario-based training, and isolation drills, this police active shooter training will prepare individual officers to respond quickly and confidently to the threat.

If you are interested in hiring us for Active Intruder Response Training, please contact us!

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