Active Shooter Training: Date Based Recommendations For Retraining Depreciable Skills

Mark D. Thomas, Daniel W. Carruth


The current project investigated the efficacy of a train-the-trainer active shooter response program that was used to provide patrol officers with the ability to resolve active shooters. Specifically, the transfer of information from subject matter experts, to local trainers, to officers at home agencies was examined, as well as the retention of declarative and procedural knowledge. The train-the-trainer paradigm was found to be a viable method for active shooter response training. Regarding skills, evaluating thresholds, and handling persons depreciated the fastest and the data indicated those skills need retraining at least every six months.

Key words: Active shooter, training, training evaluation, train-the-trainer, training recommendations

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