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CRA Resource: Active Shooter Resources

Tuesday, August 6, 2019  
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CRA Resource Sharing: Active Shooter / Armed Assailant Reports & Resources

Part of CRA’s mission is sharing information about tools and resources. This email was sent to CRA members interested in terrorism & active shooters. 

Just a week apart we have had three mass casualty shootings in the US: Gilroy, California; El Paso, Texas; and Dayton, Ohio. After last year’s shooting at the Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks, CA the CRA compiled a resource collection brief. This brief is attached along with some new reports, linked in the email, that have come out in within the last few weeks. 

The CRA Resource Collection Brief includes

  • Flyers, Posters, & Quick Reference Guides
  • Planning Guides (Awareness, Planning & Response, and Recovery)
  • Trainings & Videos
  • Exercise Scenarios
  • Resources in Other Languages
  • Reports on Past Incidents

Reports included in this email:

  • Mass Attacks in Public Spaces - 2018 (US Secret Service)
  • October 1, 2017 After Action Review (Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department)
  • Violence in the Federal Workplace: A Guide for Prevention and Response (Interagency Security Committee)
  • Christchurch Terror Attack: New Zealand’s Multi-Faceted Response (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)

CISA and the FBI have also compiled Active Shooter Preparedness websites: 

Mass Attacks in Public Spaces - 2018

U.S. Secret Service National Threat Assessment Center   |   July 2019
This report is NTAC’s second analysis of mass attacks that were carried out in public spaces, and it builds upon Mass Attacks in Public Spaces – 2017 (MAPS- 2017). In MAPS-2017, NTAC found that attackers from that year were most frequently motivated by grievances related to their workplace or a domestic issue. All of the attackers had recently experienced at least one significant stressor, and most had experienced financial instability. Over three-quarters of the attackers had made threatening or concerning communications, and a similar number had elicited concern from others. Further, most had histories of criminal charges, mental health symptoms, and/or illicit substance use or abuse. Click here for more information.

October 1, 2017 After Action Review (Las Vegas Shooting)
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department   |   June 2019
The undertaking of this review is to probe deeply into what went well and what could have been done differently but also to collect lessons learned for other organizations. As the number of active- shooter incidents grows annually around the world, the more we share within the field, the better positioned we all are to respond effectively to the scene and to victims, their families, and the community at large. The first section of this AAR describes the methodology behind this effort and the different sources from which the findings and recommendations are drawn. The remainder of this review is organized around a series of themes that emerged from the analysis, such as leadership, partnering agencies, equipment, and technology, among many other topics. Each section provides an overview of the events and response, a discussion of what worked well, lessons learned for LVMPD and the field of policing in general, and recommendations for the Agency moving forward. Click here for more information.

Violence in the Federal Workplace: A Guide for Prevention and Response
Interagency Security Committee   |   July 2019
The information provided in this guide is based on the collective expertise and experience of Federal Government law enforcement officers, security specialists, criminal investigators, attorneys, employee relations specialists, employee assistance program counselors, forensic psychologists, and union officials. It consists primarily of lessons learned from many years of experience with actual cases involving potentially violent employees. The guidance covers not only the macro issues of facility security, but also incidents of physical violence such as shootings and assaults and the far more prevalent incidents of nonphysical violence, intimidation, bullying, and other inappropriate behaviors prone to create an environment that can exacerbate the potential for violence.
Click here for link.
Click here for Appendices.

Christchurch Terror Attack: New Zealand’s Multi-Faceted Response
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore   |   July 23, 2019
New Zealand’s reaction to the mass attacks on two mosques in Christchurch was more complex than portrayed by the media. The overall response has, however, been thorough, constructive and inclusive.
Click here for link.


Monika Stoeffl

Executive Director, California Resiliency Alliance (CRA) -

Empowering regional resiliency through cross-sector information sharing and partnerships  |  415.830.4230 x1 (office)  |  925.315.9277 (cell)