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Departments Must Train Citizens to be First Responders During Active Shootings

By Justin Baumgartner

The San Bernardino mass shooting is evidence that active shootings are on the rise. To help prepare a community for an active shooter event, public safety agencies must first change the definition of who is considered a first responder. Agencies must train average citizens as first responders who can assist professional emergency responders and help reduce the number of casualties. Learn how the Glendale Police Department in Colorado has conducted an active shooter training program based on the Run Hide Fight Treat program.

Concealed Carry on Military Facilities? Police Response Must Be Considered

On July 16, a lone gunman opened fire on a military recruiting station in Chattanooga, Tennessee, ultimately killing four Marines, one sailor, and injuring two more people. In the wake of this attack, there has been considerable public discussion about granting servicemembers the use of concealed weapons on military installations. But before enacting such a policy, considerations must be made about how law enforcement responds to active shooter scenarios to reduce the likelihood of “blue-on-blue” incidents. Here are suggestions for how police and military members can be trained to respond to an active shooter situation.

INLETS 2015: Exploring the Aftermath of Active Shooter Events

Mid-Atlantic Intel & Law Enforcement Training Seminar (INLETS) provides law enforcement with the opportunity to learn about national and international terrorist events directly from those who experienced it. This year's event, held on June 22-26 in Annapolis, Maryland, will feature presentations from the five law enforcement agencies involved in the Christopher Dorner manhunt, the French National Police, and officers involved in the Virginia Tech shooting. The keynote speaker for this event will be Captain Richard Phillips, whose rescue after Somali pirates hijacked his ship was famously depicted in the Hollywood movie, Captain Phillips.