Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Actual Timely Training?

  • With an eye toward the Northern Illinois University and Virginia Tech massacres, Chicago's multi-pronged disaster plan has added a new chapter on school violence that will ultimately require retraining the city's 7,000 patrol officers.
7,000 patrol officers? That's about the worst number they've ever admitted to. Who let that one out? Carrying on with the article:
  • "Now the feeling is we don't have the luxury of waiting to establish a perimeter. We have to go into the building and resolve the problem in immediate fashion. That's what we're training our officers to do. It's not a hostage situation. It's a violence situation. We can't negotiate with someone who is in the act of shooting people."

    School-violence drills at the police academy have "just started," Daly said. Ultimately, every patrol officer will have to be retrained on the new plan.

Instead of waiting for four officers and entering the school to establish a command post within the school administration offices, the new thinking is to immediately locate and neutralize the threat through direct means. If you're interested in the entire study article, it can be located at ForceScienceNews.com. Ron Borsch contends that time is the enemy in most school shootings and quick action will almost always save lives for various reasons:
  • * 98% of active killers act alone.

    * 80% have long guns, 75% have multiple weapons (about 3 per incident), and they sometimes bring hundreds of extra rounds of ammunition to the shooting site.

    * Despite such heavy armaments and an obsession with murder at close range, they have an average hit rate of less than 50%.

    * They strike "stunned, defenseless innocents via surprise ambush. On a level playing field, the typical active killer would be a no-contest against anyone reasonably capable of defending themselves."

    * "They absolutely control life and death until they stop at their leisure or are stopped." They do not take hostages, do not negotiate.

    * They generally try to avoid police, do not hide or lie in wait for officers and "typically fold quickly upon armed confrontation."

    * 90% commit suicide on-site. "Surrender or escape attempts are unlikely."
This training can be applied to "soft" targets across the board and in fact, that is what Daly plans to do with the Department. We'd like to see more of this type of thinking.

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33 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm?

6/24/2008 12:28:00 AM  
Anonymous flaming cheetos offensive said...

7k officers that's it? Wow for a city with millions of citizens.

6/24/2008 12:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You've already been trained. It's caled streaming video. They will update the plan on the video and make everybody watch it.

Whalla! All 7000 patrol officers are trained!

6/24/2008 12:39:00 AM  
Anonymous HATER said...

HMMMM

BRANCH DAVIDIANS
RANDY WEAVER
COLUMBINE
911 HI JACKER

ALL HAD MONTHS TO PLAN AND U WANT A COUPLE OF BEAT OFFICER WITH THEIR SHINY 9MM TO GO IN BLAZING?

MOST OFFICER DONT KNOW THE LAYOUT OF SCHOOL ON THEIR BEAT.

U MAY AS WELL TRAIN PEOPLE IN EACH AREA FOR HEAVY WEAPONS AND I DONT MEAN A SPECIAL UNIT EITHER!
QUICK RESPONSE I KNOW I DIDNT GET TRAINED BY HANNIBAL LECTORS GIRL BUT ITS EASY TO FIGURE OUT.

EVEN ON MY WATCH I MUST HAVE 6-8 VETERANS WITH HEAVY WEAPON TRAINING
BUT THEYRE NOT RECRUITS EITHER.

HELL GIVE THEM A RIFLE I BET THEY WOULD VOLUNTEER. LET THEM REGISTER ALL THOSE RIFLES AT THEIR HOUSE HIDDEN IN GRANDMAS GARAGE.

6/24/2008 12:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, but when you go in there a kill the bastard, the reverands will demand an investigation into why the police killed somebody on school grounds with all the children around.

6/24/2008 02:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A buddy of mine who is a former Soldier said to me a month ago that if you fail the P.O.W.E.R. test that is required for the M-4 training course you will be disqualified to participate in the course, I said What!?

So you have Marines and Soldiers who are trained to use the M-16 or the M-4 weapon system, and need to pass a bullshit P.O.W.E.R. test to be eligible to take the M-4 training course. C'Mon!

I was a Marksmanship instructor in the Marine Corps for the M-9 9mm / M-16A2 / M-249SAW / M-240G / MK-19 40mm Grenade Machine Gun. I myself have to take that class one day and is a slap in my face and to all former military members and whoever were trained to use that weapon system.

Being over weight or not being able to pass a P.O.W.E.R. test does not make you a bad shot, selfishness is a weakness. we should train all members... equal opportunity! Hello!

Remember the round of that weapon will reach out and touch the offender not the officer!

Lets get with the PROGRAM!!!

6/24/2008 02:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What do intel reports indicate? Hmmm,inquiring minds want to know.

Remember what Colonel Grossman said?

6/24/2008 03:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

By the time it gets pushed out into the districts, everybody will be pencilwhipped through it. In a competently-run PD there is excellent active shooter training to be had. However, contracting it out to a Daley cousin, sending only the clouted, and fucking it up is the Chicago Way.

This will work out about as well as the Tahoes and carbines.

6/24/2008 04:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chicagos Multi Pronged Disater Plan?????? WTF who has ever seen it trained on it or actually read it. NON EXISTENT. I would ask you media types who read this blog site to FOIA the city to review their " Loop Evacuation Plan" for a downtown disaster. First call the Commanders of 1 and 18 and the CCG Deputy Chief and ask them about their knowledge of the plan. Oh Yeah ask the surrounding DC,s about their roles in a Loop Event, shutting off expressways etc. No talk about it, no training on it NO NOTHING . SInce Sept 11,,th 2001 we have prepared NOTHING. Just work towards the 2016 Olympics give the Media more BS and maybe nothing will happen.. dont let them snow you with the fire on LaSalle street in 2003. That was tiny,one building on fire and how great we did. That took a multitude of firefighters police and was still a mass confusion situation. I saw confusion, fear and a frightened public on 9-11 in the loop, compound that with a real event and no plan in place to assemble people, respond and evacuate and we are screwed. Dont hold your breath waiting for training that may take place within 5 years we have no money to train, no time to train. If an incident happens in a school we will respond like the true heros we are. one or two beat or tac guys will go in and take on the ass hole with a gun and kill him or risk their lives in the process. Why because we know an active shooter MUST BE STOPPED, didnt take a big study to figure that out. When I came on we were trained to run towards the gunfire, not stop , wait for more help talk to the school admin and then look for the shooter, GO FOR THE ASS HOLE. You will find him he is the one with a long gun killing kids and defenseless people. Fire him up and be done with it. Is it a risk , of course but most of us realize that and signed up for it. J-Fraud get us more range time and those talked about long guns, level the playing field and then back us up. Dont just talk anymore get shit done. Multi Pronged Plan, School Violence training HA HA HA just let us be the police. Oh Yeah dont fire us from a movie detail for taking he appropriate actions when observing a crime. More pandering to special interest groups, The film industry.

6/24/2008 06:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great, they figured out we should do what every veteran already knows he would do: get in there in a hurry and get the shooter any way you can. Brilliant.

But here I am with 25 years police experience and a lifetime of shooting long guns and pistols and I cannot have an M4 unless I do the pushups and they still don't trust me with a taser.

Fuck that shit. I'll be outside directing traffic. I'm sure the department finds me qualified enough for that.

6/24/2008 06:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is a bunch of Dummy rhetoric meant to mollify the Parents of Kids that attend Colleges here in Chicago. As some of you remember they trumped out this same line of Bullshit after Columbine. What training did we receive?
That's right ZERO!!
But CPS Students are too Stupid to pull of a Columbine Scenario (Thank God For That)
Boy, the Smoke Machine & those large Convex Mirrors are really working overtime...

6/24/2008 06:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They need to add 100% of the killers choose to head to "Gun Free Zones"

6/24/2008 08:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gee,what genius is re-inventing the wheel.Go in and get the bad guy(s) and stop them from killing innocent folks??What an original concept.They give us guns for what again?

6/24/2008 08:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ok go and find the threat, man armed with Ak-47 multiple mags and rounds = 4 dead officers. How about call the m-4 trained officers with ballistic shields than kill the SOB.

6/24/2008 09:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"...I'll be outside directing traffic..."

No you won't. The TMAs will do that.

6/24/2008 09:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

. . . "U WANT A COUPLE OF BEAT OFFICER WITH THEIR SHINY 9MM TO GO IN BLAZING?" . . .

......................

Yeah, and the city wants to take away our pensions and replace it with a 401K plan?

SORRY BOSS!!!!!
I got chest pains.
Better get me an ambulance.
You can send some other nitwit into the school.

6/24/2008 09:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Holy Ambushed Again Batman!!!

Don't worry about the POWER test they ain't going make you take it. Go to the station and pick up a shot gun and then go to the school. It will only take 15 minutes more, just a few more dead kids?

Guess what! The very first high profile school incident that occurs in this city and the officers who didn't have the M4 and needed it- because they were out-gunned by a shooter. Our media will cause a public investigation into the Department and maybe we will finally get a new mayor and superintendent!

What is the point of arming police with M4's if only a few of them can use them? What is the point of a POWER test being the litmus test to fire a weapon or to get a promotion? The Dept doesn't make you take the POWER test to qualify with a handgun or shotgun annually?

If you failed the POWER test and they won't let you carry the M4. It is your DUTY to protect the Citizens of Chicago. Fuck J-Fed. File a grievance and let an arbitrator who has kids in school listen to this stupid mother fucker's argument why you can't have it! It is a safety issue. Not just yours but the publics!

J-Fed does not have any kids. Fuck him he's a stupid asshole.

6/24/2008 09:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I always thought the same thing as what this study proves.

If ever faced with a school incident, I'd probably be one of several "like minded" officers facing CPD discipline for failing to wait outside for "leaders" like CMDR Gross to show up and "take charge" while innocent kids die because of some psyco on a rampage!

Fuck this department and its inept leaders. While they are stroking each other, most under-appreciated beat cops while be handling whatever events are thrown our way. This despite the constant "backlog!"

6/24/2008 10:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was "crazy" enough to ask the question while at TARA training a couple of years back, "So what is the city's plan in the event of an incident?" The response from the instructors (the ones who are "teaching" us about terrorism and what's going on) kind of looked at each other then said, "Well, we've asked the city for the outline and they haven't come up with anything as of yet." Hahahahaha!!! Well kids if you hear a code BLUE run for the summer house!!! They should call these classes TARA informational video and rhetoric sessions not training. Stay Safe.

6/24/2008 10:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These training concepts are nothing new, just new to CPD. The state of Illinois training board has had approved rapid deployment training programs available to officers in our state for some time now. It’s great to see were finally going to have department policy that will allow us to catch up to what everyone else is doing in Illinois and on a national level!

There is some great local training available on this issue as well that is hosted by the Harvey police department at their range. They have been hosting live fire rapid deployment classes by a company called Team Spartan that runs some pretty intense training.

I did an internet search for “rapid deployment training” and these guys popped up at the top of the first page right here in our back yard. The guy that runs the classes for them is one of the most intense trainers I have ever met!

My partner and I took their rapid deployment patrol rifle class last year and we are signed up to take their rapid deployment pistol operator class next month. Lots of trigger time and quality training. These guys also provide rifles and training equipment for students to use in their classes so you don’t need to go out and buy a rifle to train. You can check them out at www.teamspartan.com

Don’t sit back holding your breath waiting for this department to give us new weapons and training, it’s all knee jerk and rhetoric. Stay physically fit and get out there and train whenever you can.

30 rounds a year isn’t doing anything for any of us. We all need to get out there and start shooting A LOT more then what the department is allowing us to do in service, even if it means we have to do it on our own time and out of pocket.

6/24/2008 11:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When I worked downstate before Chicago, every department I knew of was doing this training at least 7 years ago. I thought we were the best department in the country and on the forefront of technology and training. What a joke.

6/24/2008 11:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is probably the same type of training State, County, and suburban cops are currently receiving (by the ISP) so that if you only have 3 CPD officers, 1 State, and 1 County officer already on scene, they'd all be able to go in and know everyone's role since all cops would have received the same training. At least that's how command throughout the State envisions it.

At least almost every trooper in the State is issued a Remington shotgun and an AR-15 rifle. Hope there's a few around if the crap hits the fan. 9 MM's won't do much good against someone who will, probably, have superior fire power to handguns.

6/24/2008 03:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fuck that shit. I'll be outside directing traffic. I'm sure the department finds me qualified enough for that.

6/24/2008 06:24:00 AM

NOT SO!!!
THE SHITTY HAS THE traffic aide TO DO THAT JOB.

6/24/2008 04:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My guess is the guy walking around the school picking off 2nd graders is not going to have the brass ones needed to stand up to someone shooting at him with a 9mm, or a 22 for that matter.

My guess is very few cops are going to be able to stand around outside listening to a shot going off every few second from inside a school.

Many of these guys want to do as much damage as they can and then kill themselves before they can be captured, since they really do not want to go to jail. help them out and go inside so they kill themselves a few minutes a few innocent kids earlier.

6/24/2008 05:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If the police have to go into a school and kill an active shooter does he get counted in the "CPS students killed program"

6/24/2008 05:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Unit 153 officers were trained to go into schools in the event of a Columbine

6/24/2008 06:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ive been saying this for 15 years and now the ligh bulb has gone off??

They will probably push the Diamond 4 man technique so you can get zapped easier by bunching up.

6/24/2008 09:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Exactly how much good am I and my revolver with 6 extra in the dump pouch going to do?? But no, we aren't going to train everyone with the M-4.

I imagine we will be watching new
'flash player' videos to train on this, just like the AIRA training going on now.

What a crock....

6/24/2008 11:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In all honesty,one thing the Feds are good at is generating contingency plans. Depending upon brass, followup is another story.

Maybe JFed can initiate some realistic planning and operational deployment protocol for the ever present actuality of a full blown F.U.B.A.R.

6/25/2008 02:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Unit 153 officers were trained to go into schools in the event of a Columbine

6/24/2008 06:01:00 PM"

By the time Unit 153 left the place they were home invading the incident would already have been resolved by the Beat& Rapids in the district of occurrence. So stuff your SOS tuffguy Nonsense Clown!!

6/25/2008 08:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Being over weight or not being able to pass a P.O.W.E.R. test does not make you a bad shot, selfishness is a weakness. we should train all members... equal opportunity! Hello!

Remember the round of that weapon will reach out and touch the offender not the officer!

Lets get with the PROGRAM!!!

6/24/2008 02:21:00 AM

You forgot. Monique said being overweight will affect muzzle movement. Monique is an expert on many things. Because you are a range expert with the army or marines does not carry weight. Monique dictated that you must be in shape to shoot a weapon.

6/25/2008 08:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OFF TOPIC I BELEIVE EACH AND EVERY COPPER ON THIS JOB SHOULD SPEND A WEEK IN CALL BACK AS I DID AFTER A INJURY A FEW YEARS BACK, STRANGE SECTION 8 COPS THERE TO BE SURE GUY ACROSS FROM ON COUNSEL KEPT SAYING TO SELF ILL SLAP THAT BITCH SILLY WHEN I GET HOLD OF HER , ANOTHER GUY HAD A PROB WITH WETTING HIS PANTS OUITE OFTEN IF I RECALL ANOTHER GUY WAS UNDER INVESTIGATION FOR BEING A POSSIBLE HIT MAN AND LETS NOT FORGET THE SISTER WHO WAS A JESUS SHOUTER WHEN YOU LEAST EXPECTED IT, WHEN I LEFT I WENT INTO SEE THE LT, IN CHARGE TO SAY GOODBY HE HAD TO GET UP AND UNLOCK THE DOOR FOR SAFTYS SAKE YOU CANT MAKE THIS STUFF UP PEOPLE

6/26/2008 06:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Monique dictated that you must be in shape to shoot a weapon.

6/25/2008 08:59:00 AM"


She wasn't referring to a firearm.

6/27/2008 12:28:00 AM  

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