Creating Civilian Readiness

Targeted Violence/Active Threat

Creating Civilian Readiness

It typically takes law enforcement three to five minutes to respond to reports of a violent attack. During that time, the actions of civilians on the scene will have the greatest impact on the eventual number of casualties. Ensuring civilians receive proper training and education on what to do when they face an active threat incident is critical to saving lives.

As law enforcement helps schools, businesses, churches, and other enterprises prepare for targeted violence, it is important that varying protocols are discussed and training and education are offered as resources and circumstances allow. Knowing how civilians have been trained to respond to an active threat will help shape law enforcement’s tactical response to any given incident.

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RUN. HIDE. FIGHT.® Surviving an Active Shooter Event

Ready Houston

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DHS

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Active Shooter Pocket Card

DHS

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Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT) Program at Texas State University

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FBI, ED, HHS, DHS, DOJ, FEMA

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FBI, ED, HHS, DHS, DOJ, FEMA

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FBI, ED, HHS, DHS, DOJ, FEMA

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FBI, HHS, DHS, DOJ, FEMA

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NEA’s School Crisis Guide

National Education Association

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Interagency Security Committee

This document provides guidance on planning, prevention, and response, as well as administrative inquiries and the assessment process.

Occupant Emergency Programs: An Interagency Security Committee Guide

Interagency Security Committee

This guide is intended to assist security planners for all buildings and facilities in the United States occupied by federal employees for nonmilitary activities.

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