Florida plans to try to identify potential mass shooters

Posted at 10:48 AM, Jan 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-29 10:48:44-05

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Florida law enforcement officers will be trained to spot potential mass shooters before they act under a program rolling out this summer.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and the state's top law enforcement officer spoke Wednesday at a news conference outside Orlando.

Under the program, Florida will be the first state in the nation to have a statewide plan for identifying threats and taking action to intervene.

The program starts in July with the introduction of a curriculum for recruits at police academies around the state. Training will then be offered to patrol officers and deputies, investigators and law enforcement executives.