El Dorado Springs Police- El Dorado Springs, MO

El Dorado Springs police chief Jarrod Schiereck posed an unsettling but important question to attendees at the El Dorado Springs Chamber of Commerce luncheon Thursday, Jan. 14. “If I drew my weapon and started shooting people, how many people would run out the door?” he asked. “How many people would tackle me? How many people would climb underneath their chair?” His point was not to alarm the audience, but to highlight the importance of training for the potential of an active shooter. Schiereck said many businesses and organizations have no training or plan in place, while many which do have a plan rely on passive response, such as locking down and hiding. “Think about it,” he continued. “There’s all of you against me. If you do the passive type training, you’ll sit there or crawl underneath there, and I’ll walk by and shoot every one of you. If you do any training at all, somebody’s going to throw a chair at me, somebody’s going to tackle me, and before I know it, you’ve got me on the ground and I’m subdued.” The training he’s talking about is called ALICE, an acronym for Alert, Lockdown, Information, Counter and Evacuate. Read more[/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]