Active Shooter Exercise Kit

This Active Shooter Exercise Kit will guide law enforcement agencies on how to plan, conduct, and evaluate a tabletop exercise for responding to an active shooter incident on U.S. military installations and identify actions for improvement.


In six steps, you will learn how to better communicate and collaborate with other organizations during a volatile incident.

There is no “one-size-fits-all” exercise, so these materials are designed to be easily tailored to meet the needs of your agency or jurisdiction.

Materials in the Exercise Kit contain instructions and sample content in red text that should be removed or modified before the materials are finalized.

Instructions Video Walkthrough

Scenarios in the Active Shooter Kit

Two scenarios are included in this Exercise Kit: The Festival Scenario and the Steady State Scenario. Both scenarios include conduct slides, a participant handbook and a facilitator’s guide.