Active Shooter Preparedness Training
Active shooter/active killer events are occurring at an exponential rate in our society, most recently at a workplace shooting in our city on September 19, 2018, and we can no longer wonder IF it will happen, but WHEN and WHERE. Our goal is to prepare you so you, your family and your co-workers all have a plan of what to do when it does. To help us reach that goal, we offer FREE presentations on active shooter preparedness presented by Officer Rich O'Connor, with assistance from presenters from the Dane County Sheriff's Department & Wisconsin Department of Justice when available. If you would like to find out about scheduling this training at your workplace, scroll down to submit a request.
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- The average Active Shooter event lasts 4 - 8 minutes.
- Over 70% of Active Shooter incidents are over in 5 minutes or less.
- National average for Law Enforcement response is 5 – 6 minutes.
- Learning about these incidents and how to prepare can help save your life and the lives of others
- Be aware of your surroundings
- Positioning in the room
- Have an exit plan
- Keep distance between you and the source
- Create barriers
- Defend yourself
- Learn how to recognize signs of violent behavior
- Learn protective and preventative safety measures
If you See Something - Say Something
- Always be observant
- Be aware of vehicles which are out of place
- Report someone who may be testing security or "scoping" a place out
- Take threats seriously (verbal, written, phoned)
This training is available to any business, house of worship, school or other venue located within the City of Middleton. This training is offered as a public service to our community and, as such, this training is completely free. Given the demand for this training, we will make every effort to accommodate as many requests as possible.
If you are interested in requesting this training, please complete the training request form below. Once submitted, a representative from our department will contact you directly to determine how to best meet your training needs.
If you have any questions or would like more information about the presentations, please contact Officer Rich O'Connor at 608-824-7337 or click here to send him an email.