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Active shooter response requires an instantaneous response. Some agencies still rely on a SWAT team to form and go into the active shooter event. That’s just too slow. Some agencies rely on patrol rifles kept at the station in an armory. There is just not enough time to go back to the station, pick up and load rifles and then intervene in a timely manner.
Every beat patrol officer must have a loaded patrol rifle in their vehicle. They must be trained in active shooter response and rifle marksmanship. They need to be able to assemble a team to three to five officers at the scene in a couple minutes and then enter the scene to put the active shooter down. Every minute wasted in response to an active shooter situation is more killed and injured people; that’s what the SGT Says.