“It is prudent to have them stand down unless there is a plan.
this is the kind of thinking that makes police almost worse then useless in an active shooter situation. Have them sit around outside planning while the kids are being butchered.
I thought the SWAT training pretty much assumed the plan was to protect civilian life and neutralize any threat.
Well, eventually the shooter will run out of bullets, they nab him, and everyone goes home safe. Except the victims, of course.
Napoleon’s saying: “I have never had a plan of operations.”
Therefore no plan of operations extends with any certainty beyond the first contact with the main hostile force.
Moltke the Elder
The next question to the retired Miami detective should be, when did you retire?
The old doctrine was wait outside and wait for the cool-guys with black velcro and rifles to show up.
That changed years ago. The accepted doctrine, all over the country is: if you hear gunfire, you go in. Especially is there are 4 of you. But, the generally accepted tactic is a single officer response. History has shown that scumbags, will either kill themselves at the first sign of the police or give up. First and foremost, drawing attention from defenseless victims and then ending the action.
The retired detective is a moron. Handpicked to justify the discipline and cover for the cowards form BCSO.
and how long too develop The Plan?
Actually, post Columbine training does not teach to set a perimeter. It teaches that first arriving go in and address the threat.