Jackson State University will host the FBI Jackson Division’s two-day “Active Shooter Executive Law Enforcement Conference” April 23-24 at the Jacob L. Reddix Building.
This conference, the first of several to be held in various locations in Mississippi, was developed as part of the White House training initiative. It is designed to present the best crisis management practices and lessons learned in mass casualty/active shooter events.
The conferences will be attended by local, state, tribal and federal law enforcement agencies, as well as fire departments and other emergency/public safety agencies throughout Mississippi. Attendees will receive information concerning assets and assistance available from the FBI, should events exceed or overwhelm the local jurisdiction’s resources.
Tabletop exercises will be held subsequent to each conference to increase the collaboration and coordination of public safety agencies in the planning and preparation for the unlikely active shooter incident.
“While the FBI has been tasked to take the lead role in implementing the White House training initiative for law enforcement, this is first and foremost a collaborative effort – all public safety agencies working together, learning from one another, supporting and leveraging each other’s assets and capabilities – to more effectively respond to and resolve a critical incident, such as an active shooter event,” said FBI Special Agent in Charge Daniel McMullen, Jackson Division. “The goal is to work together as a team to save lives.”