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Sage Dynamics

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Single Officer Response to an Active Shooter

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 SOPs

  • History of the Active Shooter

  • History of single officer responses to active shooters

  • LE SOP considerations for single officer response

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

  • The damage of “tactically loitering”

  • Active Shooter Response bag preparation

  • Emergency and deliberate entries

  • Limitations of the single officer

  • Stealth to contact/Direct to threat tactics

  • Information flow

  • Interior and exterior movement

  • Room entries/room clearing

  • Practical marksmanship

  • Active Shooter response pre-planning and intelligence gathering

  • Identifying “Defense free zones”

  • Operations in rural terrain

  • Multi-agency integration and training


Course Cost: $750




  • Patrol rifle (if carried)

  • Duty belt and gear

  • Weapon mounted light (if carried)

  • Handheld light

  • Spare batteries for all lights

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

  • Athletic cup (for Simunitions portion of course)

Optional (recommended) gear:

  • Gloves

  • Sunblock

  • Hydration

  • Field cleaning kit

  • Basic maintenance tools

Class size: Minimum of 10

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

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