An Active Shooter is an individual actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a confined and populated area. The active shooter scenario presents unique perils that may only be lessened through training and preparation.
As described by the Department of Homeland Security,
Active shooter situations are unpredictable and evolve quickly. Typically, the immediate deployment of law enforcement is required to stop the shooting and mitigate harm to victims. Because active shooter situations are often over within 10 to 15 minutes, before law enforcement arrives on the scene, individuals must be prepared both mentally and physically to deal with an active shooter situation.
This year’s MACo Winter Conference will feature a special session, Active Shooter Defense for Elected Officials and their Staff, with take-away lessons in safety for all attendees.
Deputy First Class Wehrle of the Harford County Sheriff’s Office will share his insights into active shooter response and the best way to prepare for the worst-case scenario. Wehrle has been with the Harford County Sheriff’s Office since 2008, with eight years of prior law enforcement experience in another local jurisdiction. He is the Sniper Team leader and is also a member of the Harford County Sheriff’s Office’s Community Action Response Team and regularly provides presentations on active shooter preparedness to a range of audiences.
- Date: Wednesday, December 7, 2016
- Time: 1:15 pm – 2:30 pm
- Place: MACo Winter Conference, Hyatt Resort, Cambridge Maryland
For more information, see Active Shooter: How to Respond from the Department of Homeland Security.
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