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MACTAC Active Shooter training comes to South Florida – Next Generation tactics for Active Shooter Events is presented to a wide range of South Florida agencies

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Miami, April 2014


MACTAC Active Shooter training comes to South Florida – Next Generation tactics for Active Shooter Events is presented to a wide range of South Florida agencies


Innovative program developed and implemented by LAPD, Orange County, and Las Vegas Metro Experts changes the way police forces confront single or multiple active shooters


According to Attorney General Holder, Active shooter incidents are growing out of control with more than 12 in 2013 as compared to 5 a year from 2000-2009. You will soon be hearing all about MACTAC (Multiple-Assault Counter Terror Action Capability). This innovative program was developed by experts at LAPD, Orange County and Las Vegas Metro to confront the threat of highly trained terrorists or violent criminals that mimic terrorist tactics. The training has been POST certified and has been given to thousands of SWAT and patrol officers across the country. Now, SSI- Security Solutions International, is bringing the highly successful program to South Florida in early April.


To simplify the concepts behind the training, you must understand that terrorists or active shooters frequently figure Police response into their plans. MACTAC maintains that over-response has been a problem with LE thinking about deployment to an incident. MACTAC uses proven military small unit tactics adapted to law enforcement SOP and use of force policies. Being in situational awareness and not clustering a team in one place is essential. Instead, Officers are trained to use leap frog maneuvers with the use of suppressive fire during the advance.  Police are trained in the best way to direct fire and to use it effectively. The training builds on Active Shooter response and improves the following:


•Denying the Active Shooter the ability to maneuver and locate additional victims.


•Using tactical tools to react to all Active Shooter responses, from a single Active Shooter through Multiple Terrorist attacks.


•Supervisory flexibility to design the response to effectively out-gun and out-maneuver the assailant.


•Training in new concepts: Bounding Over-watch and Contact-Cover Concepts of a MACTAC Squad.


•The incorporation of Mutual Aid response and NIMS/ICS throughout the training.


“It’s all about the big picture and taking into account incidents like Mumbai or Beslan School massacre”, states Joe Witty, Certified MACTAC trainer, who aided in the development of the program. “We need to get the patrol officer ready to take the fight to the bad guys and this is the best way.”


The Terrorism threat is one that Florida has never encountered; many in Florida are concerned about school safety after Sandy Hook. MACTAC will go some way to alleviate concern as local officers’ train in the most innovative approach to the shooter incident.


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Solomon Bradman





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