Police respond as fast as they can to an active shooters incident. But numbers tell the story:
- Median police response time to an active shooter: 3 minutes
- Percentage of active shooter calls that are over before police even arrive: 66%
- Majority of active shooters strike between 8am-4pm
- 61 active shooter incidents took place in the US in 2021, a 52.5% increase from 2020
YOU can make the difference in your safety and the safety of others in that first three (3) minutes. Learn the principles of what to do if an active shooter incident happens and increase your chance of survival by knowing:
Also referred to as “Run, Hide, Fight”.
Officers will present active shooter case studies that highlight strategies victims used and the ultimate outcomes of their choices. These will also help participants understand Avoid, Deny, Defend in deeper detail.
MPD does not have a dedicated Emergency Management unit in the police department, and MPD personnel provide this training as a collateral assignment. As such, the number of trainings we are able to provide is limited. Two formats are available: see below for descriptions. A minimum of 2 hours is needed to carry out this training, but a longer duration may be necessary depending on group size.
Both training formats are FREE.
Utilize the "Access the Registration Form" Button above to find additional details and to access the registration form you'll need to complete and send in to the MPD in order to register.