Officer Sam Reedy speaks on Active Shooter Awareness in April
Posted: Apr 07, 2018
by Renee Witherspoon, CSP, CIH, CHMM, ASSE SPC Past President (2012-2015)
On April 18, 2018 the ASSE South Plains Chapter welcomed special guest speaker, Detective Sam Reedy with the Lubbock Police Department, Community Intelligence Unit. Officer Reedy spoke about a very important topic, Active Shooter Awareness.
Active shooter incidents are defined as those where an individual is “actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a confined and populated area” this can include any type of weapon, and not only gun violence.
He emphasized the importance of preparedness, and having a plan so that we can survive. Training for personnel can focus on the easy-to-remember mantra of “Run, Hide, Fight.”
- Run – Have an escape route and have a plan in mind on where you will go.
- Hide – Hide in an area out of the shooter’s view. Block or lock doors. Silence cell phones.
- Fight – Act with physical aggression and throw items at the active shooter. Attempt to incapacitate the shooter.