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The Active Shooter Response Training Manual

By Scott M. Hyderkhan

CRC Press – 2013 – 265 pages

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    978-1-46-658297-2
    July 15th 2013

Description

The modern Active Shooter Response (ASR) has continually evolved since its inception approximately a decade ago. This change is necessary to continue improvement on the ASR mission. The Active Shooter Response Training Manual provides police personnel with the skills necessary to respond successfully to any active shooter situation. Using established doctrine developed by the U.S. Army, this program is designed to help create, plan, and execute ASR training at the departmental level. The methods and protocols presented are applicable across all federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies.

The book begins by describing the ASR operation in the format of an operations order. It categorizes threat levels, provides guidelines for action, describes the mission statement and execution of it, and addresses assets and equipment as well as issues related to command and signal.

Next, the book explores:

  • Training principles and their utilization for developing a sound ASR training cycle
  • Movement formations for teams and squads, and the four phases of maneuver: find, fix, finish, and follow-through
  • Close Quarter Battle (CQB), and the principles of surprise, speed, and violence of action
  • Skills that are necessary to become proficient in creating a list of mission tasks critical to the success of the unit
  • Command and control issues and techniques for alleviating them
  • Performance evaluations for each phase of the ASR mission
  • Guidelines on selecting special equipment for the ASR mission

A supplemental training video and PowerPoint® presentation enhance the text, providing a multitiered learning experience for police agencies of any size and enabling them to adopt the principles and techniques to their own needs.

An article on modern policing by Scott Hyderkhan appeared in Law Officer on April 8, 2013.

Reviews

" … clear, concise and easily understandable and virtually implementable with any size team of operators or road dogs. … builds on training, unity, tasks, skill levels … making sure your techniques fall within the parameters of good reliable doctrine. … perfect for all types of learners."

—National Tactical Officer Association Conference Active Shooter Instructor certification course attendee, Mesquite, Nevada."

"If you’re looking to build an Active Shooter Response Program OR if you feel you may need to revamp yours, consider this book as a resource to do so. With the advent of active shooter response training about 13 years ago, we’ve seen tactics and policies evolve greatly. This book/resource helps you to keep track of the basics, which will be required no matter what else may evolve."

—Frank Borelli, Editor-in-Chief, Officer.com

"Hyderkkhan’s book should be studied by agencies and departments wishing to create or update Active Shooter policies, tactics, and procedures. The book should be considered one of the authoritative works on police Active Shooter Response."

—William Gage, retired US Secret Service

" … a highly authoritative and indispensable technical resource handbook … ."

—International Association for Counterterrorism & Security Professionals Reader’s Lounge

Contents

The Active Shooter Response Mission and Operation

Situation

Mission

Execution: Concept of the Operation

Service and Support

Command and Signal

Linkup Annex

Principles of Training and Developing an Active Shooter Response (ASR) Training Plan

10 Principles of Training

Administrators Are Responsible for Training

First-Line Leaders Are Overall Responsible for the Technical and Tactical

Proficiency of Their Team or Shift

Train as a Regional Force

Train for Proficiency

Train to Standard Using Appropriate Doctrine

Train to Adapt

Train to Maintain and Sustain

Train Using Multi-echelon Techniques

Train to Sustain Proficiency

Train to Develop Leaders

Developing an Active Shooter Response (ASR) Annual Training Cycle

One-Year ASR Training Cycle

Movement and Maneuver

Fundamentals to Move and Engage as a Team and Squad

Shoot

Move

Communicate

Movement Formations

Contact Team Formations for Movement and Halts

Squad Formations

Movement Techniques

Traveling Technique

Traveling Overwatch

Bounding Overwatch

Methods of Maneuvering Elements

Maneuver

Four Critical Functions

Close Quarter Battle (CQB)

Principles of Close Quarter Battle (CQB)

Fundamentals of CQB

Individual Tasks

Individual Task: Don and Clear Protective Mask

Conditions

Standards

Subtasks

Individual Task: Hand and Arm Signals

Conditions

Standards

Subtasks

Individual Task: Situation Report; Ammo, Casualty, Equipment (ACE) Report

Conditions

Standards

Subtasks

Individual Task: Individual Movement under Direct Fire

Conditions

Standards

Subtasks

Individual Task: Execute a Mechanical Breach

Conditions

Standards

Subtasks

Individual Task: Assess a Casualty

Conditions

Standards

Subtasks

Individual Task: Apply a Dressing to an Open Abdominal Wound

Conditions

Standards

Subtasks

Individual Task: Apply a Dressing to an Open Chest Wound

Conditions

Standards

Subtasks

Individual Task: Hemorrhage Control

Conditions

Standards

Subtasks

Individual Task: Treat for Shock

Conditions

Standards

Subtasks

Collective Tasks

Collective Task: Assemble a Contact Team or Squad

Conditions

Standards

Subtasks

Collective Task: Contact Team and Squad Formations

Conditions

Standards

Subtasks

Collective Task: Contact Team and Squad Movement Techniques

Conditions

Standards

Subtasks

Collective Task: Breach Obstacles

Conditions

Standards

Subtasks

Collective Task: Contact Team and Squad Interior Movement Techniques

Conditions

Standards

Subtasks

Collective Task: Dynamic Room Entries, Room Clearing

Conditions

Standards

Subtasks

Collective Task: Handling of Threat and Victims

Conditions

Standards

Subtasks

Collective Task: Consolidate and Reorganize

Conditions

Standards

Subtasks

Collective Task: Casualty Evacuation Team

Conditions

Standards

Subtasks

Collective Task: Identifying, Marking, and Reporting Suspected Improvised Explosive Devices

Conditions

Standards

Subtasks

Command Post Command and Control Considerations

Considerations in Establishing a Command Post

Assembling Assets

Organizing Teams

Communication Considerations

Perimeter Control Considerations

Task Performance Evaluations

Training and Evaluation Outline: Mission Active Shooter

Task Performance Evaluation: Assess, Assemble, and Execute a Mechanical Breach

Task Performance Evaluation: Move in Hallways as a Team

Task Performance Evaluation: Clear Stairwells

Task Performance Evaluation: Enter and Clear a Room

Task Performance Evaluation: Conduct Movement to Contact

Active Shooter Response Special Equipment

Acronyms

Terminology

References

Index

Author Bio

Scott M. Hyderkhan is a retired master sergeant of the U.S. Army and currently a law enforcement officer for the City of Mercer Island, Washington. He recently formed Kinetic Tactical Training Solutions LLC, a Seattle, Washington company that utilizes his unique and extensive experience in leadership, counseling/leader development, and small-unit tactics to provide consultation and training to law enforcement agencies.

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Description: By Scott M. Hyderkhan. The modern Active Shooter Response (ASR) has continually evolved since its inception approximately a decade ago. This change is necessary to continue improvement on the ASR mission. The Active Shooter Response Training Manual provides police personnel...
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