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Traditional Lockdown Versus Multi-Option Responses to School Shootings

$49 Member Price
$79 Nonmember Price

Two paradigms inform responses to active shooting situations: a traditional lockdown approach where individuals find cover in a classroom and lock the door, and a multi-option approach where individuals evacuate the area, create barricades, and, in last resort situations, actively resist the gunman. While a majority of schools conduct active shooter drills, typically using a traditional lockdown approach, little is known about their effectiveness. Through simulations, this study sought to determine which of the two paradigms that inform active shooter drills is the most effective. Drills informed by the multi-option response paradigm were found to end more quickly and result in fewer people being shot.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion, participants will be able to:

  • Where traditional lockdown came from and how the tactics increase casualties.
  • How multi optioned response for active shooter is effective in mitigation of casualties.
  • Why traditional lockdown is not a one size fits all response for active shooter.

Credit Information

Completion of this webinar is eligible for 1 CPE credit.  CPE credit for this webinar will be updated in your user profile within 48 hours of completion.  Self-reporting of CPE credits is not required. 


Joseph A. Hendry Jr., PSP, CLEE

Director of Risk Assessments

Joseph Hendry was named by the Ohio Department of Homeland Security and Ohio Attorney General’s Office as an expert in civilian and law enforcement response to active threats. He is an ASIS member with PSP® certification, as well as a graduate of “Police Executive Leadership College” and the “Certified Law Enforcement Executive” program. He served six years in the United States Marine Corps and 27 years with the Kent State Police Department. He was an Intelligence Liaison Officer with Ohio Homeland Security. He is a Best Recommended Expert Service Provider for the Insurance Industry and holds a bachelor’s degree in Telecommunications.

Hendry currently is a Principal appointed to the Cross Functional Emergency Preparedness and Response (ACT-AAA) Committee for NFPA 3000 to write the national standard to Plan, Respond & Recover from an Active Shooter/Hostile Event. He is was issued the classification of Special Expert by NFPA.

He currently serves as a member of the ASIS School Safety and Security Council and served on the Workplace Violence Prevention and Intervention Standard committee to update and rewrite policy and procedures used internationally by governments, business, education, and houses of worship. 


Cancellation and Transfer Policy

For a full refund or transfer credit, written requests must be received by ASIS at least three business days before the start date of the program. Those received less than three days prior will be charged a $25 cancellation/transfer fee.

Transfers will be limited to a maximum of two per original registration. No refunds or transfers are made for requests received on or after the start date. Contact us or fax your request to ASIS Member Services at +1.703.519.6298.

Please note that online subscriptions and downloadable products are nonrefundable, nontransferable.

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Gain access to all live and on-demand webinars for 2021—a minimum of 20 CPE-accredited programs on topics such as active shooter, ESRM, workplace violence, DE&I, and business continuity—PLUS the complete 2020 on-demand catalog for one low subscription fee. With content delivered by security experts who have proven expertise in their field, ASIS webinar content is relevant to the work you do as a practitioner every day. Build your security knowledge—or enable team training—by staying informed, efficiently and affordably. 

$149 member | $199 nonmember