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For some organizations, such as South Carolina Public Schools, Active Shooter Training Drills are mandatory. They’re a task on a to-do list and essentially a box that every school administrator is relieved to check off.

Depending on what company you work for, Active Shooter Response Training may be mandatory as well. Many organizations are now requiring on-site training, video training, or some form of blended learning for their entire workforce.

It’s not a small task. In both scope and importance, Active Shooter Training is a major undertaking. So, how can you be sure you’re doing it right? In other words, how do you provide training that’s not forgotten as quickly as it’s taught?

In this article, we’ll point out training strategies that make an Active Shooter Training course successful, but first, we’ll start by identifying some of the mistakes that could be undermining the training you’re offering your team.

Warning signs that you’re training just to check a box

You’re looking for the cheapest training option.

We understand that every company and organization operates on a budget. It’s possible that you’re not even the person who determines the budget, and yet you’ve been given the responsibility of finding Active Shooter Response Training that’s either free or so unbelievably affordable that it might as well be free.

If this is the scenario you find yourself in, we challenge you to do your research before selecting a training program. If you’re serious about your research, you may be able to come up with a convincing proposal for your boss, arguing that training at a higher cost comes with higher value.

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Chad Ayers

Chad Ayers served as Sheriff’s Deputy for Greenville County in South Carolina for 12 years. He has worked undercover in multiple state and federal investigations and in high-pressure environments, including active shooter events and hostage negotiations. Chad was a member of the SWAT team, where he served as assistant team leader and also assisted in the creation and implementation of the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office active shooter response program. Chad starred in season one of A&E TV’s Emmy-winning documentary LIVEPD and is a frequent guest commentator for FOX News, Law & Crime Network, and On Patrol Live.

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Andy Sexton

Andy Sexton spent 12 years with the Greenville County Sheriff’s office in South Carolina, where he held the rank of Uniform Patrol Sergeant. His experience includes serving as an assistant SWAT team leader, involvement in high-risk incidents, including hostage rescues and the protection of dignitaries, working in criminal investigations (including armed robbery and homicide), and serving on the training committee for the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office.

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