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Local police offer advice in preparing for an active shooter

Posted at 9:54 PM, Aug 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-05 23:00:38-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Corpus Christi Police Department wants our community to be safe no matter what.

Our nation was rattled deeply by two separate mass shootings within the same 24 hour period this past weekend. CCPD wants to remind us how to think and act in an active shooter situation.

"Unfortunately, active shooters incidents have become too common." their post says.

Officers are trained to be prepared for the unexpected. They have a list of questions they are trained to ask themselves.

  • What if there is an active shooter at my current location?
  • Do I know where the exits are? If one of the exits is in the path of the shooter, do I have a secondary exit?
  • If I can not get out, can I barricade a door to keep the shooter from entering?
  • If I must defend myself what can I use as a weapon?

Having a plan for your home, places of work, and any place you are, could be the difference between life and death in an active shooter situation.

"Have a plan, know your exits, run from the threat, hide if you can’t, and fight if you must," their post says, "know that the Corpus Christi Police Department is on the way to stop the threat."