Active Shooter and Intruder Response for Schools
The Missouri Office of Homeland Security has provided the Active Shooter and Intruder Response for Schools training course throughout the state since 2009. These deliveries are “local offerings” intended for individual jurisdictions, therefore lodging and meal reimbursements are not available. These courses are P.O.S.T. certified and free of charge to participants and jurisdictions.
This 1-day course is designed to bridge the gap between responding officers and school faculty, administrators and other school personnel in an active shooter situation. The course is designed to assist school personnel in their ability to: prevent; report; and protect themselves and their students from an active shooter during the critical moments while waiting for a police presence to arrive and what to expect from the officers once they are on scene. It is also designed to provide law enforcement officers with the necessary skill sets and mindset to properly respond to these extremely difficult situations. The audience composition for this course is 15 law enforcement officers and a maximum of 50 school officials.
This course will be broken into two modules. The first portion will be a classroom portion covering the following areas: Overview and historical examination of active shooters; an examination of lessons learned; Behavioral pre-cursors; threat assessments; School lockdowns; what to do when a lockdown fails and Rapid deployment response by law enforcement personnel. The second portion will be a four hour practical hands on training block for law enforcement consisting of drills and exercises. During this block school personnel are encouraged to participate in order to practice the school lockdown protocols in conjunction with the law enforcement response.
Law enforcement jurisdictions or school districts interested in hosting this course are encouraged to contact Jack Raetz at 573-526-9016 or Jack.Raetz@dps.mo.gov
. It is important that you move quickly as the available funding has limited the number of courses available.