Monthly Archives: March 2020

Active Shooter Emergency Training: Developing Tactical Playbooks

Since the incident that happened at Colorado’s Columbine High School in 1999, it forced law enforcement to re-evaluate their response to school shootings. They need to think of new tactics to combat violence since tactics are evolving almost every day.

Responding law enforcers no longer wait for the swat team to arrive before entering the school and making a move to confront the shooters. Forming a team, deciding what tactical formation suits the situation, and entering the establishment was seen as a radical tactic at the time.

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But they are borrowed techniques from the armed forces or other law enforcement response units – a combination of infantry patrol response methods and hostage rescue techniques. These methods are designed for specific purposes. Sheriff and police departments all over the country found out that while their techniques to apprehend shooters …