Active Shooter/Active Threat in the Maritime Environment
NATIONAL MARITIME SECURITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE
TASK STATEMENT # T2023-02
I. TITLE: Active Shooter/Active Threat in the Maritime Environment
II. PROBLEM STATEMENT
The Coast Guard seeks industry input, via NMSAC, on opportunities to improve the maritime community’s ability to address Active Shooter/Active Threats in the maritime environment.
Area Maritime Security Committees regularly identify Active Shooter/Active Threats as a top security concern in their region for government and industry stakeholders. The Department of Homeland Security, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and many other federal and state law enforcement organizations provide recommended procedures and resources to identify, assess, and respond to these threats. However, most of these products do not account for the unique challenges presented in the maritime domain. The Coast Guard is seeking NMSAC’s recommendations on ways to better prepare the maritime community for Active Shooter/Active Threat incidents.
IV. DESCRIPTION OF TASKS/DELIVERABLES
NMSAC is tasked with creating a working group to analyze and provide recommendations on Active Shooter/Active Threats in the maritime environment. While these recommendations can cover any aspect of the issue, the Coast Guard is specifically interested in:
a. Any recommended changes to existing federal regulations or Coast Guard policies.
b. Consolidated best practices tailored for the maritime domain.
c. An Active Shooter/Active Threat exercise template that could be used by Area Maritime Security Committees or the maritime industry to assess local preparedness and identify potential gaps.
V. DUE DATES
Provide findings and recommendations at the NMSAC meeting in at open meeting
VI. COAST GUARD TECHNICAL REPRESENTATIVES
Mr. Ryan F. Owens
NMSAC Alternate Designated Federal Official
Dr. Robyn Kapperman
Office of Port and Facility Compliance