Active Threats on Campuses: Protective Measures and Response (PER-374)

This course is designed to strengthen the response capabilities of those working in a campus environment in preparation for a potential active threat incident. An active threat incident will challenge both law enforcement first responders, as well as non-law enforcement campus personnel. It is critical for these parties to work together to prevent or mitigate the effects of an active threat. Participants will examine various techniques and principles that can be used to effectively diminish casualties threats of all types.


Min/Max Enrollment: Min 20; Max 45

Hours:  8 (Direct Delivery); 16 (Train-the-Trainer)

Format: Instructor-Led Training (Direct Delivery)

DHS Course #: PER-374, PER-374-1

Facility Requirements: Please view this document for facility requirements.

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Professional Disciplines

Law Enforcement, Non-Law Enforcement, Campus Personnel

The target audience for the Direct Delivery ​version of t​his course includes:


  • Campus administrators
  • Faculty
  • Staff (instructional, facilities, custodial)
  • School resource officers
  • Local law enforcement
  • Volunteer staff
  • Members of non-school campuses


  • Local fire/EMS
  • Other local officials-school campuses