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Attorney General Holder Urges Congress to Approve Funding for Active Shooter Situation Training

Amid an alarming rise in the number of active shooter incidents since 2009-and following the recent tragedies at Ft. Hood and at a Jewish Community Center in Kansas-Attorney General Eric Holder urged Congress to approve $15 million in funding for active shooter training and other officer safety initiatives. These initiatives are critical to providing front-line officers-who are usually first on the scene of an active shooting incident-with the tools, training, and equipment they need to respond to threats, to protect themselves, and to save innocent lives.

Updated January 18, 2023