BPD: Active Shooter Training

By Brandi Bailey

February 20, 2014 Updated Feb 20, 2014 at 6:31 PM EST

Town of Fenton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) The Binghamton Police Department conducted Active Shooter Training using a realty based training test.

Officers were given scenarios and asked to respond as they would on the job.

The purpose of the training is to prepare officers for real-life situations and to increase response time.

In a national study, the average active shooter incident lasts 12 minutes.

Binghamton Police responded to the American Civic Association shooting in less than 3 minutes.

According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, 43 percent of the time the crime is over by the time police arrive. In 57 percent of the shootings, an officer arrives while shooting is still underway.

In 10 percent of cases the shooter stops and walks away and in 20 percent of the cases, the shooter runs away from law enforcement.