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Interoperability is not just a technical term; it’s the backbone of a coordinated and efficient emergency response strategy
A detailed analysis of the Uvalde incident unveils critical flaws in active shooter response, offering vital insights for law enforcement agencies nationwide
The number of attacks is alarming, but we are seeing more stories about successes from police intervention before and during attacks
In the video footage, gunshots can be heard ringing throughout the church building as officers close in on the source of the shooting
Houston Police Chief Troy Finner said that after the woman began shooting, both officers “engaged” and the woman was killed
Jennifer Crumbley was grossly negligent for not informing the school about the family’s firearms, including a 9 mm handgun her son used at a shooting range days before the deadly attack, prosecutors say
Here’s why ‘Run, Hide, Fight’ doesn’t translate to proper training for all audiences and age groups
There are a number of things to consider when responding to an active shooter
Tactical teams will not be there first
Training young children in active assailant response comes with a unique set of challenges
It’s important to remember your audience when talking to school staff about safety
The Perry Police Department, Dallas County Sheriff’s Office and other first responders arrived at the Perry High School within minutes of the active shooter report
Officers took the shooter down shortly after the shots heard in the video were fired
In one video, officers rushed through the university’s business school amid a blaring alarm; commands were difficult to hear, but one officer noted, there was “blood everywhere” near a doorway
A recent documentary features the words of the officers who responded to the shooting, as well as a multitude of recordings of 911 callers and radio transmissions made during the event. Here’s what we can learn
“None of the individuals on the target list became a victim,” Sheriff Kevin McMahill said
Las Vegas police said the shooter has been located and is deceased
Reporters reviewed nearly 150 different officer accounts, as well as hours of body camera footage and 911 calls
“This is about the opportunity to function as a guardian before we have to function as a warrior.”
Connor Sturgeon wrote that it was “so easy” to purchase a firearm, but didn’t have a firm grasp on how to use it, according to investigators
“If not for the heroics and sacrifice of Bradley Haas ... [and] the unflinching response of New Hampshire State Police, this tragedy could have been much, much worse,” Gov. Chris Sununu said
What local officials said would take 20 years to fund and build, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Foundation accomplished in three years
Officer Ohavyah Soto saw the suspect in a restaurant while she was out with friends; she pursued him, allowing other officers to make the arrest
This recent tragedy underscores the need for police to advance their readiness against hybrid active killers
Many PDs find themselves without available funds to conduct training necessary to better prepare them for when a crisis occurs; here’s a solution to that problem