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Critical Incident Response

Maine Agencies Targeted with 11 Hoax Active Shooter Calls

Threats were made at the following school districts: Fort Fairfield, Rockland, Portland, Gardiner, Wiscasset, Ellsworth, Sanford, Brunswick, Winslow and Houlton.

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MS Officers Learn Hazmat Response and Safety at Police Academy

“Just step back and say, ‘this is out of my ballpark.’ Don't rush in, don't get overzealous, don't think you can jump out and do it when you can't,” says Jim Whitfield..

POLICE to Hold Panel Discussion Webinar on Active Shooter Response

The webinar titled “Best Practices for Active Shooter Response and Police Training” will feature a panel of police active shooter response trainers and experts discussing critical police response and training issues.

Quick Police Action Prevented Massacre at St. Louis School

The 19-year-old shooter was carrying an AR-type rifle and more than 600 rounds of ammunition, and officers found cartridges and shell casings when they entered the building, police say.

2 Dead in St. Louis School Shooting, Suspect Killed by Police

Interim St. Louis Police Chief Michael Sack said the suspect was killed in an exchange of gunfire with police.

Dallas Chief: Parolee Killing 2 Nurses at Hospital was “Failure of Criminal Justice System”

The suspect pleaded guilty to aggravated robbery in May 2015 and was sentenced to 8 years in prison.

Police Nationwide Besieged by False School Shooting Calls

Multiple motivations have been posited for the false calls. Some may be pranks. Some may be kids hoping to disrupt their schools. Sarasota County Sheriff Kurt Hoffman raised concerns that the swatting could be testing law enforcement responses to find weaknesses.

Verizon Frontline Deploys Operations Response Vehicle to Hurricane-Battered Florida

Verizon Frontline’s THOR joins more than 100 Verizon and Verizon Frontline assets already in place in Florida to help provide public safety agencies with a reliable connection for mission-critical voice, data and video communications.

Man Shot by Police After Trying to Get Inside FL School with Ax

Officers shouted commands to the suspect to drop the ax. He refused and was shot once by one of the officers, police said.

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Uvalde School District Suspends Police Department

The district said in a news release that “recent developments have uncovered additional concerns” with the department’s operations. For the time being, the district has asked the Texas Department of Public Safety to provide additional troopers.

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