Establishing an Active Shooter Preparedness Program & an Armed Presence (ASIS Webinar)

When:  Apr 8, 2020 from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM (ET)

The presentation will review the process that the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory undertook to establish an Active Shooter Preparedness Program which included the establishment of an armed presence on the campus. The speaker will discuss how an organization that had no established policies or procedures transitioned to a program that now includes staff awareness training, active shooter lockdown drills, and an off-duty law enforcement presence. Topics will include organizational resistance to the program, legal and liability concerns, establishment of a workplace violence intervention team, coordination and participation of law enforcement, and the creation of emergency response procedures for an unarmed security force.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion, participants will be able to:

  • Attendees will be able to apply lessons learned from JHU APL's experience in the establishment or advancement of their respective active shooter preparedness programs.
  • Attendees will be able to better prepare for establishing active shooter preparedness programs when the issues of organizational resistance are discussed.
  • At the conclusion of the presentation, attendees will be able to evaluate the option of establishing an armed presence at their respective organization and the legal and liability issues to consider.

Credit Information
CPE credits for ASIS-sponsored webinars will be updated in your user profile within 48 hours of completion.  Self-reporting of CPE credits is not required. 


David Cheuvront, PCI
Chief of Staff – Security Services Department
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

Mr. Cheuvront has over thirty-one years of experience as a law enforcement and security professional.  He currently serves as the Chief of Staff for the Security Services Department for Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory and previously served as the Group Supervisor of Physical Security at APL.  Mr. Cheuvront is responsible for the creation of APL’s Active Shooter Awareness Program and currently serves as the chair of APL’s Workplace Violence Intervention Team.  He has designed and facilitated active shooter tabletop exercises for APL’s security force, a company-wide lockdown drill, and an active shooter drill in conjunction with local law enforcement.  He has served as a member of the WVPI/AA Technical Committee and is currently a member of the ASIS Investigations Council.  He currently holds the designation of PCI from ASIS.


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