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The 2023 Florida Statutes (including Special Session C)

Title XLVII
CRIMINAL PROCEDURE AND CORRECTIONS
Chapter 943
DEPARTMENT OF LAW ENFORCEMENT
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F.S. 943.6873
943.6873 Active assailant response policy.For the protection of all persons in this state, it is necessary and required that every law enforcement agency in this state be prepared to respond to an active assailant event. To be adequately prepared, each law enforcement agency must create and maintain an active assailant response policy.
(1) By October 1, 2023, each law enforcement agency in this state shall have a written active assailant response policy that:
(a) Is consistent with the agency’s response capabilities; and
(b) Includes response procedures specifying the command protocol and coordination with other law enforcement agencies.
(2)(a) The department shall make the model active assailant response policy developed by the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission available on its website. The department may also make available any other policies deemed appropriate by the executive director which may guide a law enforcement agency in developing its active assailant response policy.
(b) Each law enforcement agency must review the model active assailant response policy developed by the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission when developing its active assailant response policy.
(3) Each law enforcement agency shall ensure that all of its sworn personnel have been trained on the agency’s existing active assailant response policy, or that sworn personnel are trained within 180 days after enacting a new or revised policy. Each law enforcement agency must ensure that all of its sworn personnel receive, at minimum, annual training on the active assailant response policy.
(4) By October 1, 2023, each law enforcement agency shall provide written certification to the department from the head of the law enforcement agency verifying that the agency has officially adopted a written active assailant response policy.
(5) By January 1, 2024, the department shall submit a report to the Governor, the President of the Senate, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives identifying each law enforcement agency that has not complied with the requirements of this section.
History.s. 18, ch. 2023-18.