Active Shooter and Recognizing Suspicious Activity

A half-day course for management and supervisors. As are all EMG courses, this is a train-the-trainer type course so management can decide the organization’s policy first and then train their employees.
“Because active shooter situations are often over within 10 to 15 minutes, before law enforcement arrives on the scene, individuals must be prepared to both mentally and physically to deal with an active shooter situation.” (US DHS)

Course content:

  • Definition of ‘active shooter’ (lone wolf, lone terrorist).
  • How to respond when confronted by an active shooter or when one is in the vicinity.
  • Actions to take to prevent and prepare for an incident.
  • Analysis of recent incidents – profiles of active shooters and motives.
  • Management responsibilities to include training of staff.
  • What to do when law enforcement arrives.
  • HR responsibilities.
  • Managing the consequences.
  • Strategies for survival (Run, Hide, Fight, and ALICE).
  • Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) which are sometimes also used.
  • Six phases of an incident and the opportunity to observe suspicious activity.
  • Suspicious activity (including signs of potential workplace violence).
  • Signs that a weapon is being concealed.
  • Supplementary information for retail stores.
  • Conducting training and on-line resources.
  • Only if requested will the special situation of incidents in K – 12 schools be discussed.