Single Officer Response to an Active Shooter
Course length: Three days
Course Description: The pragmatic and realistic nature of a single officer response to an active shooter far outweighs the common misconception in law enforcement that such an event requires a team response. While a team response would obviously be preferred, this course is intended for rural officers or for any agency that cannot consistently provide enough manpower for a team based response to an active shooter on short notice. The SORAS course was developed using proven tactics and techniques that have been adapted to confront the historical and common model of the Active Shooter. Instruction in this course includes:
The “officer safety” dilemma; Single Officer Response in LE SOPsHistory of the Active ShooterHistory of single officer responses to active shootersLE SOP considerations for single officer responseThe OODA loop, Information Theory, Hicks Law and Occam’s RazorThe damage of “tactically loitering”Active Shooter Response bag preparationEmergency and deliberate entriesLimitations of the single officerStealth to contact/Direct to threat tacticsInformation flowInterior and exterior movementRoom entries/room clearingPractical marksmanshipActive Shooter response pre-planning and intelligence gatheringIdentifying “Defense free zones”Operations in rural terrainMulti-agency integration and trainingCourse Cost: $300.00 ($125.00 refresher for previous students space permitting). Team discounts available.
Patrol rifle (if carried)Duty handgunDuty belt and gear100 rounds rifle (if bringing patrol rifle)100 rounds handgunWeapon mounted light (if carried)Handheld lightSpare batteries for all lightsEar and eye protectionHatLong sleeves and pants mandatory (If uniform is to be worn, a second set of clothes must be brought) Optional (recommended) gear:
GlovesSunblockHydrationField cleaning kitBasic maintenance toolsClass size: Minimum of 5, no more than 10.
Prerequisites: Credentialed Law enforcement, military or private security authorized to be armed.
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