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From schools to movie theaters to corporate offices, the number of tragic active shooter events has increased across the United States at an alarming rate.

For several years the Indiana State Police has been devoted to giving presentations and information in Indiana schools to educate school administrators and teachers on ways they can protect our children and themselves, should the unthinkable happen.

In recent months, the ISP has updated and evolved the training program. The program, Unarmed Response to Active Shooter Events, now includes specific information aimed at educating individuals and businesses to better prepare them for an active shooter event.

Presentation materials and learning aids, as well as videos, have been specifically developed for corporate environments, schools, school buses, and individuals. The resources are free and available online at

Businesses, corporations, civic organizations, or schools wishing to have materials presented to them in their facilities can also schedule that with the State Police. Troopers throughout the state are trained in the program and materials, and are willing to present the program to a group.

For more information on scheduling a program in Southern Indiana, you can contact Sergeant Philip Hensley with the Indiana State Police Jasper Post by calling 812-634-5520.

It’s the hope of the Indiana State Police that no-one is ever faced with testing our preparedness during an active shooter event. Having knowledge of how to protect yourself or someone around you will give a better chance of getting through the event.

The Indiana State Police stand committed to giving you that knowledge.

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