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ADS Presents – Active Shooter Impact on Law Enforcement Response Training and Preparedness

Sunday, August 21st, 2016

Law Enforcement across the country have focused on planning for, and reacting to, Active Shooter events. ADS Inc has shared this blog entry with us to briefly discuss the scenario and to show some material solutions. 

WHAT DEFINES AN ACTIVE SHOOTER SITUATION?

As it relates to law enforcement, an “active shooter” situation is described as one in which a shooting is in progress and typical law enforcement protocols may be affected in terms of methods used for responding to the incident. According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the “active” aspect of the term implies both law enforcement and the bystander have the potential to affect the outcome based on their responses. (Federal Bureau of Investigation 2013) According to a study released by the FBI in 2013, Law enforcement and an active shooter exchanged gunfire upon their arrival to the scene in 45 out of the 160 active shooter situations throughout 2000 – 2013.

Nearly half of the shooter involved officer deaths in this study were due to being under fire in open spaces and having little training or knowledge of how to respond or protect themselves. According to Greg Ellifritz, President of Active Response Training (Follow his blog), this study revealed the importance for law enforcement to undergo additional training similar to that of military tactics such as “bounding overwatch.” (Ellifritz 2014)

The new FBI study of 2014 and 2015 active shooter incidents was released just three days after the Orlando nightclub shooting (omitting the statistics from this incident). There were a reported 40 active shooter incidents throughout the 2014 to 2015 time period.

Of the 40 incidents, more than half (26) ended with law enforcement at the scene; 14 incidents ended in both gunfire exchange with law enforcement and the shooter being killed, while 12 others resulted in the shooter being apprehended. This is a dramatic difference from the FBI’s 2000 – 2013 study that revealed more than half (90) of the 160 active shooter situations ended on the shooter’s initiative with the shooter committing suicide, ceasing to shoot or fleeing the scene. (Federal Bureau of Investigation 2016)

Although these frightening statistics (see Diagram A) are hard to comprehend, they show a strong trend towards improving the way our law enforcement are educated and protected in responding to active shooter situations.

ADS’s INVOLVEMENT:
PROTECTING YOU SO YOU CAN PROTECT OTHERS

In response to the growing number of ballistic threats to Law Enforcement, and the government’s effort to create awareness around active shooter situations, ADS has worked with reliable tactical & body armor manufacturers, LBT and Custom Armor Group (CAG), to develop a custom packaged solution.

ADS is proud to offer affordable ballistic protective equipment for law enforcement officers that is light weight, NIJ06 certified and available to ship immediately. ADS’s easy and affordable solution is the ballistic protection your department needs at a fraction of the cost.

ACTIVE SHOOTER BALLISTIC RESPONSE KIT

situation. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be prepared for one. Our Active Shooter Ballistic Response Kits are designed to provide you with the utility and protection you need to effectively respond to an active shooter situation without breaking the bank or dealing with long lead-times.

Starting at just $295, each kit comes with your choice of a black Standard or Advanced Plate Carrier Vest from LBT, a set of Level III or Level IV rated ballistic armor plates from CAG, and a matching “POLICE” hook and loop patch.

Click here for a spec sheet.

Visit adsinc.com/active-shooter-response for more information.

SOTech Displays New Products At NTOA

Saturday, August 13th, 2016

SOTech is excited to support Less Lethal Concepts’ debut of their Pepper Pak at NTOA this weekend. SOTech was pleased to be asked to engineer a carriage system for Less Lethal Concepts’ innovative riot control spray device. Come check out both companies in booth 302 Sunday and Monday at the NTOA National Conference in Louisville, KY. SOTech will also have its law enforcement line of IFAKs, active shooter response gear, slings and Taser holsters on display.

SOTech will debut its latest evolution of the Viper Flat IFAK – a vehicle headrest adapter kit. Developed with Portland PD, the kit mounts a Flat IFAK with side pull-out capability to the front or back of the headrest (depending on whether you ride one-up or two-up). Check it out in Booth 302.

www.sotechtactical.com

GT Distributors – Support Everyday Heroes Event

Thursday, July 28th, 2016

GT Distributors will donate 100% of the profit on all individual sales from July 29th & 30th to first responder charities and/or funds. This includes all GT Distributors retail locations, online sales, and phone sales. There will be no discounts given to maximize our donation.

Event Highlights:
All new Glock handgun purchases will receive a gift with purchase.

$250 – $349.99 merchandise purchases or donations receive a custom “I Support Everyday Heroes” Yeti 20 oz. Tumbler.*

$350 or more merchandise purchases or donations receive a custom “I Support Everyday Heroes” Yeti 30 oz. Tumbler.*

* Firearms and optics purchases WILL be included in donations, however, Yeti offer excludes firearms and optics. Tax and shipping excluded from total.

Quantity are limited for immediate delivery but we will back order and ship.

GT is actively working with vendors for more door prizes and auction items at all locations.

Charities so far:
Guns and Hoses (DFW)
Direct Funds to Baton Rouge Officers Special Account
Central Texas Hundred Club
Assist the Officer
C.O.P.S
Russ Martin Foundation

Visit GT Locations for Door Prizes, Silent Auctions, and more:
Dallas, TX
Austin, TX
Rossville, GA
Jacksonville, FL

Brands are constantly donating MORE items for silent auctions and giveaways everyday.

Including:
5.11 Tactical
Bates
Bellville
Danner
Falcon Industries
Glock
Kershaw
LWRC International
Peerless
Phalanx Systems
Raven Concealment
Red Rock
Rite in the Rain
Safariland
Smith & Warren
Smith and Warren
Springfield
Stealth Operator Holsters
Sticky Holsters
Streamlight
Telor Tactical
Thyrm
Trident Concepts
TruGlo
Vista Outdoors
Vortex

More silent auction and giveaway items are being added daily: visit www.gtdist.com/everyday-heroes for more details!

Mean Gene Leather – Handcuff Burrito

Thursday, July 28th, 2016

Mean Gene Leather is doing a great job of broadening their leathergoods to support Law Enforcement. This is a handcuff pouch based on their Burrito design.

www.meangeneleather.com

Shellback Tactical – Plano Police Select Banshee Plate Carrier

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

Shellback Tactical is proud to announce that the Original Banshee Plate Carrier in Black has been selected by the Plano Police Department (Plano, TX). The Plano Police Department is the 4th largest agency in Texas and located just 30 mins North of Dallas. With the recent unfathomable, cowardly, tragic incident that occurred in Dallas against Law Enforcement. This Life-saving equipment is important more than ever.

For the evaluation. The Plano Police Department put a team together to evaluate plate carriers for the agency. They evaluated approx. 10 potential carriers. After their in depth evaluation they selected the Banshee Plate Carrier for several reasons. Ease of use, the range of officers the carrier would fit, price point, quality and long term durability. They will be issuing and fielding 350 Banshee Plate Carriers to start into their patrol division. The Banshee has also been adopted as their official carrier and will be issued to all new hire officers as well.

Shellback Tactical is happy to have been evaluated and selected. In the current environment of Law Enforcement being targeted, it is great to see another Police agency preparing and investing in their personnel.

If your agency is interested in more details on the evaluation or outfitting its personnel with Plate Carriers, Hard Armor, Helmets, and complete active shooter kits. Please contact mike@shellbacktactical.com for info, quotes (RFQS). We are here to help. Shellback Tactical’s roots are in Law Enforcement with the owner being a retired LEO himself. Protecting as many Law Enforcement as possible has become our highest priority. Soon, Shellback Tactical is sending personnel to the Plano-Dallas Metro area to meet with several other agencies regarding their needs for active shooter protective gear. If you are an agency that would like more information on our visit, you can also email mike@shellbacktactical.com

Shellback Tactical founded in 2003 by a Police Officer. We have over 18 years of Law Enforcement experience and we have been designing gear and other life-saving equipment for over 12 years. Trust in us and our experience to get your agency and officers protected.

Stay Strong Baton Rouge

Sunday, July 17th, 2016

Baton Rouge has had some rough times lately, but the murder of three police officers and the wounding of four more, by persons unknown, is just too much.  


BRPD and the local community remain in our thoughts and prayers.  May they find peace and heal any division.

For God’s sake, let’s stay safe out there!

Warrior East – High Ground Gear Ballistic Shield

Friday, July 15th, 2016

High Geound Gear hadn’t planned on releasing this ballistic shield yet, but based on recent events, they moved it up. The handle is a boltless design that doesn’t compromise the integrity of the armor, but rather clamps at the bottom and sides.  It offers Level 3+ protection and the screenshot below details the threats from the ballistic lab test.

Available in 30 days from www.highgroundgear.com.

Daniel Defense Teams with Industry Partners to Assist Law Enforcement with Training

Saturday, July 9th, 2016

Black Creek, GA – July 8, 2016 – Daniel Defense, engineer and manufacturer of the world’s finest firearms and accessories, today announced it has partnered with Ballistic Radio & 88 Tactical to offer a FREE Vehicle Close Quarters Defensive course to Local Law Enforcement Agencies in Georgia and surrounding states.

First, our thoughts and prayers are with the families and victims of The Dallas Police Ambush. First responders face more sophisticated enemies than ever before, and often times do so while under-equipped, and under-trained. We must as a country help protect those who protect us, and one of the ways that we can do this is by ensuring that the men and women who put their lives on the line have the best chance we can give them to make it home to their family at the end of the day. To that end:

Daniel Defense is pleased to announce that through our industry partnership with Ballistic Radio, will be offering a unique training experience from 88 Tactical’s William Petty, Trevor Thrasher, and Shea Degan, FREE OF CHARGE, to men and women of law enforcement. This will be a 4-day training event featuring Petty’s Vehicle Close Quarters Combat Instructor Program, and Thrasher’s Active Killer Interdiction program, which has been widely adopted at law enforcement agencies across the nation.

A final date has not been set yet, but as of right now it looks as if this course will be offered Quarter 1 of 2017 near our Georgia facility. There will be 20 FREE spots available, which should allow separate agencies to each send one individual officer to learn the curriculum, and take it back to train their department. More information, such as how to submit an application to attend the course, will be made available as we finalize details at the beginning of the week. For right now just know that we are with you, we support what you do for us, and we have your back.

www.danieldefense.com