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The City of Portland, Oregon

Police Bureau

Sworn to protect. Dedicated to serve.

Phone: 503-823-0000

Non-Emergency: 503-823-3333

1111 S.W. 2nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

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Community Active Shooter Preparedness

CASP Workshop

Active shooter incidents are often unpredictable and evolve rapidly. The Community Active Shooter Preparedness (CASP) presentation is designed to provide community members the skills to react to an active shooter situation.  Learn methods to develop a plan to help keep you and your associates safe. This class will provide a foundation from which a comprehensive and specific active shooter response plan may be built for your specific location. Our lead instructors are Portland Police Bureau Officers who have responded to the scene of local active shooter incidents, and will be among your first responders. 


Part 1:  Prevention and Planning

  • Active Shooter definition and  facts
  • Learn the components of developing a plan for how to respond to an active shooter incident
  • Bring together a multidisciplinary team to create the plan specific to your site

Part 2:  How to  respond? 

  • Strategies for protecting yourself
  • Lock Out vs Lock Down

Part 3:  What to expect from Law Enforcement

  •  Law Enforcement Priorities
  •  Learn the questions law enforcement will be asking about your site  (building layout, keys, etc.)
    • Learn how your actions can assist resolve the situation
    • Medical considerations


 The Portland Police Bureau offers two options for receiving this training. 

Online Video:
Fill out this short form and you will get an email with a link to the online training.
>> Request Online CASP Training

In Person Workshop:
If your organization would like to have an officer come to your place of work or worship, fill out this form to get in touch with our Community Engagement Office.
>> Request In Person CASP Training