Active Shooter: Handbook on Prevention
Publisher: ASIS International
Author: Joshua Sinai, Ph.D.
Active shooter incidents have become pervasive and frequent in our society. When they occur, they often result in large numbers of fatalities and injuries to innocent civilians. The information in this handbook is intended to provide all those involved in public safety, whether law enforcement or private sector security personnel, a comprehensive understanding of this threat and how to respond, manage and, if possible, prevent it.
The handbook then outlines the steps active shooters take to prepare for and plan their attacks, including weapons selection and targeting, and how such attacks are executed. The handbook’s final phase outlines the response measures required to protect and evacuate those impacted by active shooter events, including how to cooperate with law enforcement and emergency medical personnel. Post-incident consequence management is also discussed. An appendix provides a self-assessment checklist tool to enable public safety personnel to ensure they are prepared to respond to such potential incidents in terms of protective procedures, systems, and training.
Item #: 2040
Publish Date: 2012