Rethinking the Active Assailant Response

Rethinking the Active Assailant Response
Duration: 60 Minutes
Module 1 Resources
Recorded May 6, 2015
Unit 1 Slide Deck
Unit 2 Video



While what we now call “active assailant” incidents occurred prior to Columbine, it was that one that caused police departments and schools across the nation to start examining their policies for responding to such incidents. In the intervening 15 years there has been much training and unfortunately more incidents by which we can gauge the effectiveness of our commonly-accepted approaches. It’s time to start using this data to decide what works well, what doesn’t, and how our approaches should evolve to improve the effectiveness of our responses.