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Former head of the FBI’s active shooter program, Katherine Schweit, shares an insider look at how to prevent shootings and the role threat assessment teams play
There is no single answer to the cause of mass school shootings, but it goes much deeper and further than issues of gun control and mental illness
While I still feel being a little over-gunned is better, my personal active shooter response “kit” has shrunk dramatically
When officers responded to the deadly mass shooting in Lewiston, they didn’t hesitate to run inside, “putting their own personal safety in jeopardy,” documents reveal
The Oakland County sheriff said deputies tracked down the suspect to a home where they tried to make contact; a drone was sent inside and found the suspect dead
Burlington PD stated the demonstration was meant to depict a robbery scenario, pre-approved by the school; The PD apologized to students “upset by the scenario”
With the right people, policies, training and supervision in place, we can best handle whatever may come our way during these events
The BLUETTI portable power station quickly, and quietly, charges radios, smartphones and other devices when other power sources are not available
For anyone protecting major events, the known threats are easy to track. The unknowns manifest in blind spots that can cause unwanted surprises
The lawsuit alleges state troopers did not follow their active shooter training and responsibility to confront the shooter
The Sagadahoc County deputy filed a 20-page defense detailing the alleged inaccuracies with the commission’s report
Veterinarians play a vital role in emergency situations, not only caring for the K-9 officers, but also tending to pets affected by disaster
The essential role of local police in early detection, containment and forensic investigation of CBRN threats
The grants will help ensure local communities have the resources and capabilities to prevent threats to the homeland
It will always be difficult to identify an active shooter, but if we can identify them there’s a chance for intervention
This guide will help you submit a successful application, enabling your agency to meet its funding requirements and effectively tackle future challenges
The new instructor program is tailored for police and other first responders seeking to teach their communities how to Stop the Bleed
Highlighting the importance of PACE planning in addressing potential security threats, crowd management issues and emergency responses for large gatherings
“I was standing right in front of Union Station, just to the west of the stage, when I heard shots fired.”
The chatter from the radio traffic was nonstop as dispatchers and commanders managed ambulances, medical resources and officers for traffic and crowd control
“I’m angry at what happened today. The people who came to this celebration should expect a safe environment,” Kansas City Police Chief Stacey Graves said at a press conference
Interoperability is not just a technical term; it’s the backbone of a coordinated and efficient emergency response strategy
“The Maui Police Department, in collaboration with other emergency response agencies, worked tirelessly to ensure the safety of our residents, coordinate evacuations, and provide support to those in need,” the report said
The proposals include requiring background checks for advertised private gun sales, harshening penalties for reckless sales and creating a violence prevention resource network
Our government built its public warning systems around AM radio because it’s the most reliable form of communication if disaster strikes
A detailed analysis of the Uvalde incident unveils critical flaws in active shooter response, offering vital insights for law enforcement agencies nationwide