There is a new standard-of-care which emphasizes the need for pro-active, options-based, strategies. The federal and state government recommendations, as well as, major law enforcement associations support these strategies. ALICE Training is the model upon which these official recommendations were built. While there is no active threat to our institution, we have to come to [...]
Yes, there will be a time when centralized Command and Control will be lost. But in actuality, there always is anyway. During the initial attack. The attacker is in control. Proactive actions on behalf of potential victims will create chaos, however, the gunman will have to operate in chaos as well...making his job of hurting [...]
The more a plan is practiced and stakeholders are trained on the plan, the more effectively they will be able to act during an emergency to lessen the impact on life. Exercises provide opportunities to practice with community partners (local emergency responders) as well as to identify gaps and weaknesses in the plan.
According to the 2014 NYPD report on active shooters, 98% were carried out by a single attacker. Any shooters outside the building will be contacted and neutralized by police much quicker than a threat inside a building.