Tools and Resources for Planning and Training for Post-Attack Actions

The Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) maintains a guide on Post-Critical Incident actions as part of its larger Critical Response Toolkit for First-Line Supervisors (PERF, undated d).

For tabletop training and planning, PERF offers an active shooting scenario that is intended to be quite challenging (PERF, undated a). It was written for training first-line supervisors but can be used for training on post-attack activities as well. We introduced this scenario as a case study for training at the end of Phase II, but it can also be used for post-attack planning and training.

The Office for Victims of Crime provides the Helping Victims of Mass Violence and Terrorism toolkit, which includes checklists for planning and teaming to provide support to victims following a mass attack (Office for Victims of Crime, undated).

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPE), Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange (TRACIE) maintains the Post Mass-Shooting Programs and Resources Overview, which lists federal resources to support post-incident activities (HHS ASPR TRACIE, 2019a).

In the rest of the Post-Attack Phase, we discuss specifics of post-incident actions and resources to help with those actions.

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