ALERRT May 2017 Newsletter


Stop The Killing: Are your tactics obscuring your objectives?

Dr. J. Pete Blair, Executive Director, ALERRT at Texas State University

In our classes, we teach students that the two primary objectives are to Stop the Killing, and then, Stop the Dying. We spend the majority of the instructional time teaching several tactics that are designed to help officers achieve both objectives. Unfortunately, we often find that students become so focused on the tactics that they forget that it is the objective and not the tactic that matters. This series of articles is designed to help resolve some of this confusion by providing some general guidelines for response, as well as highlighting key decision points. The first article will focus on the Stop the Killing phase of the attack.

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