LSU NCBRT/ACE Conducts Oklahoma’s Largest State-Wide Active Shooter Training

September 12, 2023

Enid High SchoolOn Friday, September 1, the LSU National Center for Biomedical Research and Training/Academy of Counter-Terrorist Education, in partnership with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol and the Oklahoma School Security Institute, delivered its course, Surviving an Active Threat: Run. Hide. Fight. for over one thousand employees of the Enid Public School System.

The classes were held in 15 locations around Enid and were the largest active shooter training event ever held in the state of Oklahoma.

“I have wanted and requested this type of training for years,” one participant said. “I am so happy and grateful for this training today. Every minute of today’s training is valuable to me and something I will think about on a daily basis.”

Because active threat incidents can occur anywhere, this course addresses the Run. Hide. Fight. (RHF) response paradigm and guides participants through the various ways to respond to an active threat.

“It helped so much to have law enforcement come and model the best ways to protect ourselves and others in our own building,” another participant said. “I can't tell you how much better and safer I feel from this experience! I'm much more confident if I find myself in this type of situation. This has been one of the best trainings we have done.”

The RHF classes for Enid schools were just one aspect of a much larger partnership LSU NCBRT/ACE has formed with the state of Oklahoma. The state has adopted a number of LSU NCBRT/ACE’s courses as standard training for their law enforcement academies, and in July 2022, Governor Kevin Stitt signed an executive order requiring all troopers in the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety to be trained in LSU NCBRT/ACE’s Law Enforcement Active Shooter Emergency Response course.


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