The importance of coordinated response to a mass casualty event
Implementing a flexible response policy is key to effective management of critical events
What’s New in Blue is a series of short videos from the COPS Office that feature informative discussions about ideas worth spreading throughout American policing in a format useful for viewing in roll call, training classes, or sharing with colleagues and across social media.
In this episode, Dr. J. Pete Blair – a professor of criminal justice and the executive director of the ALERRT Center at Texas State University – speaks about the importance of coordinating responses among law enforcement, fire services and medical community to respond to active shooter/critical incidents.
In FY 2017, the COPS Office made an award to the ALERRT Center at Texas State University to increase law enforcement and public safety through scenario-based training that prepares officers and other first responders to handle active-shooter and other violent threats safely and effectively.