Active Shooter Training For Law Enforcement
Realistic, effective, and progressive are three terms that should be associated with any Active Shooter Response Training (ASRT) program. Three more terms that should be added when instructing Law Enforcement Officers are; credible, detailed, and coordinated.
Careful consideration must be taken when training the individuals entrusted to protect others, shortcuts are not recommended. This article focuses on a number of key factors to help with choosing the right vendor.
Active Shooter Training For Law Enforcement- Realistic, Effective, Progressive.
Providing Active Shooter Training For Law Enforcement or related armed first responders must
be based around keeping a realistic perspective on these situations and how they are likely to
unfold. It has been said that shooters follow the path of least resistance. Any armed presence
should be focused on getting to the threat as fast as possible, and creating that “resistance” to
further prevent their movement and destruction. Once doing so, neutralizing the threat in the
most efficient and safe manner while avoiding any further loss of life whenever possible.
Although nothing can guarantee that an AS situation will never happen, or anyplace—
each and every LEO/First Responder can be better prepared for it happening at any time, or any
place through preventative training.
Any Active Shooter Training for Law Enforcement must be based on a solid foundation of understanding AS history, timelines, historical responses, and lessons learned, as well as basic and advanced tactical operations.
Some topics that should be considered and covered:
* Rapid Threat Location and ID/Individual and Multiple Gunman Response
* Individual and Team Movements/Rapid Clearing Techniques/CQB
* Target Engagement Methods/Dynamic Communication Techniques
* Team Coordination/Combat Casualty Care/Officer Rescue
* Ballistic Shield Operator/Instructor Training
* 12 GA Breaching/Chemical Munitions Deployment
* Emergency Vehicle Operations/Tactical Driving Course
* Review, Debrief, and Competency Evaluations
Active Shooter Training for Law Enforcement- Credible, Detailed, Coordinated
To ensure high levels of competency are gained by all persons in attendance, not only does the
ASRT curriculum need to meet the standards above (realistic, effective, progressive), but the
experience, training, and backgrounds of the Instructors must be beyond reproach. Instructors
with years of LE, Military Combat, Secret Service, DSS, and related professional experience
must be considered. Instructors with current Tactical Operations and Tactical Instructor
qualifications must be considered.
Instructors must possess an uncanny ability to tailor their delivery to both the most “rookie” and the
most “seasoned” officer. Not every officer is in the best physical fitness. Not every officer is
“SWAT” material. Not every officer is a high score shooter. The key is the recognition that
every officer can/will play an integral part in such an incident, and their every action (or failure
to act) is vital and necessary. Having a detailed and coordinated method of instruction with
checkpoints, evaluations, open Q+A, relevant feedback, and respect for all persons involved in
the training is required for effective delivery and instruction.
When considering Active Shooter Training for law enforcement, careful consideration should
be taken to provide those persons entrusted to protect and save the lives of the innocent. There
are only minutes and seconds often involved that result in ripple effects throughout a community,
and the persons involved forever. Contact Crisis Consultant Group, LLC today to find out how our
Active Shooter Training for law enforcement will meet your officers, department, and first