School Safety (including Active Shooter)
Given the recent school shooting incidents around the country, the need for communities to test their capabilities to respond to a threatening incident at a school is of paramount importance. For years, DSI has conducted "School Shooter" exercises to test the jurisdiction's capabilities to respond to, and manage a dangerous situation at a school involving children of various ages. DSI has encouraged jurisdictions to perform functional or full exercises to evaluate their capabilities, given the extreme nature of such an event.
The picture below was taken in Wakulla County as they tested their capabilities in an exercise developed and delivered by DSI. This included the use of a school facility on a day that the students were off. Realistic actors were brought in to simulate intruders into a school with threatening intentions. Local capabilities were tested to their maximum capabilities. These exercises are extremely realistic.