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Active Shooter: Recommendations and Analysis for Risk Mitigation
New York City Police Department (NYPD)

This resource, the 2012 Edition of the “New York City Police Department’s  Active Shooter:Recommendations and Analysis for Risk Mitigation” was released in the wake of the shootings in Newtown, CT. This edition includes an updated analysis and compendium of active shooter incidents, incorporating 43 incidents that have occurred since the release of the 2010 Edition. 

Recent active shooter attacks have illustrated the importance of procedures, systems, and training designed to mitigate the risks from active shooters. The NYPD developed mitigation recommendations based on analysis of past active shooter attacks and careful review of previous studies. These mitigation recommendations, which are tailored to building security personnel, are detailed in Part II of this book.

Recent active shooter incidents have had some influence on the findings in the NYPD’s statistical analysis. Where this influence resulted in significant changes, the NYPD included a comparison between the 2010 and 2012 findings.