FBI To Train 30,000 Officers For Active Shooter Situations At Stadiums, Businesses, Schools

Tuesday, December 23, 2014
By Paul Martin


The FBI will hold active shooter training drills at sports stadiums as part of a massive program to prepare for what the agency says is a growing concern for law enforcement.

Thirty thousand agents will take part in the training sessions, which will also help prepare officers for active-shooter situations at businesses, schools and public places, according to the USA Today.

The FBI began developing the project after the 2012 mass shooting in Newtown, Conn., according to FBI deputy director Mark Giuliano.

Giuliano told USA Today that 200 FBI agents will help conduct the two-day training sessions, which will be held all around the U.S. and in Puerto Rico, making it the agency’s largest such effort.

With a completion date only 18 months down the road, newly-minted trainees are being thrust into instructor roles soon after completing their sessions.

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