Once controls have been defeated, every second counts. An active shooter incident is typically over in 12 minutes and police may not arrive before the situation has played out. Even the best security measures can be breached if an intruder has enough time and determination. Through CPTED, crime prevention through environmental design, security fundamentals should focus on visibility, access control, and territorial reinforcement. Research shows that each element of CPTED design you add exponentially increases security and safety levels. Beyond physical deterrents, it’s often the human side of security that can make the most difference in an active shooter situation. When seconds count, what’s your plan?
Session Learning Objectives:
- Review & analysis of previous active shooter incidents
- What is an active shooter incident
- What is the response to these incidents by LEOs
- Recommendations for what you can do to harden your facility