Effective Active Shooter Response Starts with Integrated Campus SolutionsRickey Stokes
Posted by: RStokes
Date: Feb 24 2017 10:46 PM
In 63 active shooter events analyzed by the FBI in which the duration of the event could be determined, 44 were over in five minutes or less, and of those 23 ended in two minutes or less.
“An active shooter is an immediate threat and thus requires an immediate response,”
Developing relationships with every emergency response agency in your area is critical.
That starts by getting together with the relevant local players ahead of time and putting specific policies in place to determine how everyone will communicate, what everyone’s responsibilities will be and what resources each agency will have access to on campus.
By CS Staff · February 24, 2017 CAMPUS SECURITY
Campus protection professionals know there’s no single security system that prepares a campus against every threat. That’s why emergency preparedness is a full-time job that requires constant diligence to maintain and improve the safety of a school or university.
Officials who are less familiar with the nature of emergencies might be content to invest in something like access control and move on, but anyone with experience responding to emergencies knows that approach has significant flaws.
Of course, systems such as access control, video management and mass notification are a key part of protecting any campus, but if used on their own they can leave communities vulnerable. A holistic approach to emergency preparedness is the only effective way to address this challenge. This is particularly true when it comes to active shooter incidents.