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How can law enforcement agencies and other public and private sector stakeholders prepare for and respond to active shooter situations?
Resources on how to prepare for and respond to active shooters are available on the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS): Active Shooter Preparedness Web site. This DHS site offers free courses, materials, and workshops to better prepare the private and public sector to deal with an active shooter situation and to raise awareness of behaviors that represent pre-incident indicators and characteristics of active shooters.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Web page, Lessons Learned Information Sharing: Active Shooter contains a variety of documents, plans, and after-action reports that can help emergency managers, law enforcement officers and other responders prepare for, respond to, and recover from an active shooter incident.

Additional information on how to prevent and prepare for school shootings is available in the U.S. Department of Education report, Early Warning, Timely Response: A Guide to Safe Schools. See the In the Spotlight: School Safety and the Juvenile Justice: School Safety sections of our site for additional resources.


Last Updated: May 8, 2013

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