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Active Shooter Response

Active Shooter Response

Course Length: Three days


Course Description: The three day Active Shooter Response course will prepare students to operate as part of a formal departmental/unit team or as part of an emergency multi department/unit team. Students will learn practical team based tactics for confronting and subduing an active shooter in progress as well as the skills needed to act as part of a secondary emergency evacuation team. The concepts and principals instructed in this course are based on lessons learned in domestic and foreign Active Shooter incidents. These cornerstone tactics allow for a fluid and effective overwhelming response to an active shooter that reduces preparation dwell time and minimizes response time.


Instruction in this course includes:


  • Addressing Active Shooter Response in LE SOPS

  • History of the Active Shooter

  • Active Shooter Response bag preparation

  • The OODA loop, Information Theory, Hicks Law and Occam’s Razor

  • Basic close quarters tactics

  • Team formations

  • Emergency and deliberate entries

  • Direct action/deliberate search tactics

  • Interior and exterior movement

  • Room entries/room clearing

  • Practical marksmanship

  • Active Shooter response pre-planning and intelligence gathering

  • Identifying “defense free zones”

  • Multi-agency integration and training


Course Cost: $750.00  Team discounts available.




  • Patrol rifle (if carried)

  • Duty handgun

  • Duty belt and gear

  • 100 rounds rifle (if bringing patrol rifle)

  • 100 rounds handgun

  • Weapon mounted light (if carried)

  • Handheld light

  • Spare batteries for all lights

  • Ear and eye protection

  • Hat

  • Long sleeves and pants mandatory (If uniform is to be worn, a second set of clothes must be brought)


Optional (recommended) gear:


  • Gloves

  • Sunblock

  • Hydration

  • Field cleaning kit

  • Basic maintenance tools


Class size: Minimum of 5, no more than 10.


Prerequisites: Credentialed Law enforcement, military or private security authorized to be armed.

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