Since Columbine there have been 160 active shooter situations in the U.S. alone. In an active shooter situation a person dies every 15 seconds.
Rapid And Immediate Deployment (RAID), what we call close quarter battle (CQB) was developed in response to the Columbine High School shooting. At the time police procedures for an active shooter was to set a perimeter and wait for S.W.A.T. to respond. After the incident law enforcement needed a new tool to respond to an active shooter.
After the Columbine shooting, the National Tactical Officers Association (N.T.O.A.) contacted the Jefferson County S.W.A.T. leader about implementing a new response tactic. RAID was then developed and implemented. RAID initially was set up with a diamond formation that was similar to military formations. RAID is generally performed with the first 4 officers on scene, they then form up and get into the RAID formation. They then begin hunting down the active shooter and interdict as soon as possible in order to preserve as many lives as they can.
RAID has evolved into a single officer response because studies show that if an officer can interdict early on the loss of life will be minimal due to the fact the officer takes the shooters attention off of his intended victim(s) and focuses it on the officer.
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