What Defines An Active Shooter Situation? 

As it relates to law enforcement, an active shooter situation is described as one in which a shooting is in progress and typical law enforcement protocols may be affected in terms of methods used for responding to the incident. According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the active aspect of the term implies both law enforcement and the bystander have the potential to affect the outcome based on their responses. According this this publication, The FBI has designated 50 shooting in 2016 and 2017 as active shooter incident. Twenty incidents occurred in 2016, while 30 incidents occurred in 2017.

Twenty of the 50 incidents met the criteria cited in the federal definition of “mass killings”, that is, “three or more killings in a single incident”. The 50 active shooter incidents occurred in 21 states.

A new FBI study of 2016 and 2017 active shooter incidents, Law enforcement officers exchanged gunfire with the shooter at the scene of 14 incidents. They sustained casualties at 8 of the incidents.

According to the FBI active shooter incidents on 2016-2017, a total of (33) law enforcement officers were tragically killed or wounded in 12 incidents. Security personnel confronted the shooter(s) at the scene of 2 incidents, where 1 security guard was injured.

Nearly half of the shooter involved officer deaths are due to being under fire in open spaces and having little training or knowledge of how to respond or protect themselves. According to Greg Ellifritz, President of Active Response Training (follow his blog), this study revealed the importance for law enforcement to undergo additional training similar to that of military tactics such as bounding overwatch.

Although these frightening statistics are hard to comprehend, they show a strong trend toward improving the way our law enforcement are educated and protected in responding to active shooter situations. Read more about active shooter statistics.

Protecting You So You Can Protect Others 

In response to the growing number of ballistic threats to law enforcement, and the government’s effort to create awareness around active shooter situations, ADS has worked with reliable tactical and body armor manufacturers, LBT and Custom Armor Group (CAG), to develop a custom packaged solution.

ADS is proud to offer affordable ballistic protective equipment for law enforcement officers that is light weight, NIJ06 certified and available to ship immediately. ADS’s easy and affordable solution is the ballistic protection your department needs at a fraction of the cost.

Active Shooter Response Ballistic Kit
Standard Plate CarrierAdvanced Plate Carrier
Top loading plate pocketLow profile adjustable shoulder pad design
Slick carrier with elastic sidesMolle Carrier (Front & Back)
Made of Cordura NylonMade of Cordura Nylon
Front & Back Loop for identification tagsFront & Back Loop for identification tags
Adjustable shoulder strapsQuick release side buckles
Guardian AR500 Level III (Steel)4S17 Level IV
Dimensions: 10” x 12”Dimensions: 10” x 12”
Weight: 7.3lbs | Thickness: 0.35”Weight: 7.2lbs | Thickness: 0.95”
Cut: Shooters (default) *Also available in Single Curve & Full Cut by request.Cut: Shooters (default) *Also available in Single Curve & Full Cut by request.
NIJ06 Certified NIJ06 Certified
5-Year Limited Warranty5-Year Limited Warranty
LBT Standard Response Carrier w/ CAG Level III, POLICE Patch (set of 2) ADS-AS-STAN-III$295.00
LBT Standard Response Carrier w/ CAG Level IV, POLICE Patch (set of 2)ADS-AS-STAN-IV$325.00
LBT Advanced Response Carrier w/ CAG Level III, POLICE Patch (set of 2)ADS-AS-ADV-III$350.00
LBT Advanced Response Carrier w/ CAG Level IV, POLICE Patch (set of 2)ADS-AS-ADV-IV$375.00
I am a Police Officer with the City of Chesapeake. I am also a Marine Patrol operator during the summer months.  I'm writing this to to endorse my ADS representative, Aaron Maosi. Mr. Maosi has assisted me with numerous aspects of my job, both on the street and waterway. He is easy to talk to and is very knowledgeable with the gear we need. On multiple occasions he has recommended gear that will fit our needs that worked better than the gear we asked for. I hope everyone is able to enjoy the business I have received working with Mr. Maosi. Be safe!”
– Kyle Villamor, City of Chesapeake Police Department and Marine Control


For more information or to order yours today, contact our knowledgeable ADS Representative by calling 800-948-9433 or fill out the information form and we will be in touch with you within 24 hours.  Purchase requirements: active duty law enforcement identification.

We hope you never have to respond to an active shooter situation. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be prepared for one. Our Active Shooter Ballistic Response Kits are designed to provide you with the utility and protection you need to effectively respond to an active shooter situation without breaking the bank or dealing with long lead-times.

Starting at just $295, each kit comes with your choice of a black Standard or Advanced Plate Carrier Vest from LBT, a set of Level III or Level IV rated ballistic armor plates from CAG, and a matching POLICE hook and loop patch.

For California Residents    WARNING: Products advertised for marketing purposes on this site may contain chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer or reproductive harm. See – www.P65warnings.ca.gov