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ACTIVE ASSAILANT TRAINING
Detective Nick Stake
Elko County Sheriff's Office © 2013 All Rights Reserved
Active Shooter / Active Assailant
An active assailant is an individual actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a populated area. Active Assailants often use firearms(s) and there is often no method to their selection of victims. Active Assailant situations are violent, unpredictable and evolve quickly. The Elko County Sheriff’s Office is committed to working with its partners to protect schools, workplaces, houses of worship, transportation centers, other public gathering sites, and communities.
What training does the Elko County Sheriff’s Office offer?
The Elko County Sheriff’s Office offers training programs for the community organizations and businesses as well as a NV POST certified training course for military and law enforcement agencies.
What does the training for community organizations and business entail?
The Elko County Sheriff’s Office offers a lecture based training program which is approximately two hours in length. The lecture consists of a brief overview of the history and relevant terminology regarding active assailant incidents, how to react in the event of an incident and interacting with law enforcement, other first responders during the incident as well as multiple other areas of relevant information. Custom tailored scenario based training sessions are also available upon request.
What does the training for law enforcement and military entail?
The Elko County Sheriff’s Office offers a 16 hour Nevada POST certified “Response to Active Assailant” course for military and law enforcement agencies. To be certified, participants must pass a both a practical and written test. The following objectives are contained in the course:
Understand various response considerations if I.E.D.s are present
U.S. Department of Homeland Security-https://www.dhs.gov/active-shooter-preparedness
NV DPS Division of Emergency Management- http://dem.nv.gov/Resources/AS/