Active Survival: ABC’S Active Threat Response Plan
Staff Sergeant Bob Cooke
Cost: $0 for members; $20 for non-members
“Active Survival.” A frightening phrase – in the workplace as much as anywhere else. Many people have been taught to simply "hide" under a desk when there is an armed intruder in the building. Others have been encouraged to "fight" a gunman. But time and again, we’ve found these recommendations to be inadequate.
Ideally Active Survival is an active threat response plan designed to empower individuals with life-saving survival skills. Skills that translate to a workplace, school, place of worship, healthcare facility, shopping mall or any other location in where an active threat is possible.
Please join us for a presentation that will include in-class demonstrations and discuss practical responses to an active threat situation.
The topics will include:
Lessons learned from prior events
Evolution of law enforcement response to an active threat
Human response to stress
ABC’S Active Threat Response Plan (Avoid, Barricade, Counter, Survive)
How to react when law enforcement arrives
Staff Sergeant Bob Cooke has over 30 years of law enforcement experience with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department in Charlotte, NC. As an Officer with the department, Bob served in several positions including Field Training Officer with the patrol division, a Detective with the Juvenile/ Sex Crimes Unit, a General Instructor with the police academy and as a police recruiter. In 1997, he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and served with the patrol division as well as the Street Drug Interdiction Unit. Bob retired in 2014 as a Response Area Commander, and is continuing his service to the community as an Active Survival Instructor with Lockdown International.
Bob holds a Bachelor Degree in in Psychology and several advanced certifications in the fields of law enforcement and active shooter. He has been awarded two Medals of Valor, fifteen Chief’s Commendations and a Commendation by the FBI for his role in solving a double homicide. Bob has been featured by numerous media outlets as a subject matter expert. He has played an active role with the International Association of Chiefs of Police.
Bob has a beautiful 22-year-old daughter who graduated from the College of Charleston and is now living back in the Charlotte area. He enjoys working hard, but enjoys playing harder on the lake.