Active Shooter Preparedness Program
Research has shown that many of the mass shootings, or active shooter events, are over before law enforcement responders arrive on the scene. Civilians who find themselves in an active shooter event must be prepared to take immediate action to save their own lives before law enforcement arrives. The average response time for law enforcement to arrive to an active shooter event is 3 minutes. Without effective, preplanned response options for civilians at the scene of the attack, many victims can be seriously injured or killed during the time it takes officers to respond. This training is offered by The Austintown Police Department to businesses & organizations free of charge. Contact Ptl. Keith Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information, or to schedule your training session. A Homeland Security Fact Sheet can be downloaded here.