7 common active shooter training mistakes

Great active shooter incident training takes a concerted effort to make exercises real, relevant, interesting and captivating for all participants


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Active shooter training exercises are becoming more commonplace across the country, but without proper planning, well-meaning exercises may leave responders no better off than before or possibly even worse.

Effective active shooter training requires:

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