IACP President's Message - Being Prepared for Active Shooter Incidents

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When I reflect back upon 2013, I think of how this year has been particularly devastating when it comes to active shooter incidents and violent attacks. These incidents are on the rise, and even more alarming, they seem to be getting more deadly. Active shooters seek out places of mass gatherings—our schools, shopping malls, airports, and movie theaters—with the goal of having a large and fatal impact. That is why it is imperative that your law enforcement agencies and communities are prepared with the knowledge they need to respond to and deter these events.

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