Governor Robert Bentley on Wednesday announced the creation of a strategic plan for preventing and responding to active shooter events at various types of facilities.
The plan was compiled by Secretary of Law Enforcement and Alabama Department of Homeland Security Director Spencer Collier. Collier compiled the plan at the direction of Governor Bentley and delivered the plan to the Governor.
“We have been working for some time on various methods of preventing and responding to active shooters, and this formal plan will help us coordinate those efforts,” Governor Bentley said. “By increasing law enforcement training, educating the public and preparing response plans, we can take steps now that could help save lives in the future.”
“From the perspective of law enforcement, we are not at a point where we can predict active shooter incidents, but we can be as trained and prepared as possible should they occur,” Collier said. “To be able to notify