Active Shooter Prep: Next Generation Active Shooter Preparedness

The evolution in risk and response.

Active Shooter Events (ASEs) are highly dynamic, rapidly evolving situations. In 63 incidents closely analyzed by the FBI in which the duration of the event could be determined, 44 were over in five minutes or less and of those 23 ended in two minutes or less. They happened so quickly that the shooting was over before police arrived. Unlike other violent crimes, the “active” aspect of an ASE inherently implies that both law enforcement personnel and citizens have the potential to affect the outcome of the event based upon their responses. (FBI, 2014)

To effectively prepare for such a fast-moving and potential devastating threat like an ASE, leaders and decision-makers should be aware of the evolving risk and new approaches in mitigation.

Download this whitepaper to learn how to integrate active shooter preparedness into overall violence prevention efforts.