Knowing how to recognize, prevent, respond, and recover are part of the foundation of preparing for active shooter and active threat events. We cannot eliminate every threat, but we can increase our ability to recognize and prevent violent situations.
Because the average active threat event lasts only 12 minutes, and a majority end before police arrive, it is critical for South Texans to be prepared to control emotions, evaluate options, and take action. Every second counts.
For more information on recognizing suspicious activity and preventing active threats, visit our See Something Say Something page.
To watch active threat preparedness videos, visit our Watch Stories page.