Preventing loss of life is the highest priority for every public safety official. But it’s becoming more difficult. Harvard research shows mass shootings have tripled since 2011. The simple fact is first responders need training on how to respond when confronted with an active shooter.

With this in mind, TargetSolutions offers valuable training resources for public safety officials. In addition to TargetSolutions’ “Basic Principles of Active Shooter Response” training course in the Law Enforcement Course Catalog, Community Resources offers a 28-minute video that provides in-depth information on how to handle these threatening situations.

“Rapid Deployment Active Shooter,” this month’s featured resource, provides a basic introduction to dynamic and non-dynamic responses followed by a detailed scenario of law enforcement officers handling a school shooting. Conclusive commentary provides evaluation on tactical responses to school shootings and/or armed intruder procedures.

This video resource was posted by Camp Roberts Emergency Services, and has since gained more than 1,300 views within Community Resources. Currently, 19 organizations utilize this resource to train on active shooter incidents.

To view this video inside Community Resources, please log in to your organization’s TargetSolutions site and search “Active Shooter” under the Community Resources tab. If you have any questions, please contact us at (800) 840-8048.