An FBI study identified 250 active shooter incidents in the U.S. from 2000 – 2017 that killed or wounded a total of 2,217 people, with 50 happening between the years of 2016 to 2017 alone.


Attack locations are unpredictablein schools, government buildings, and churches, outside venues... and most often the occur, where people work. 

The FBI reports that 42 percent of the incidents, between 2000 and 2017, took place at businesses or areas of commerce. Though the likelihood of any company enduring a workplace shooting is very low, employers must diligently educate and train their employees to be ready. 

Our course will help you and your staff be prepared not only at work, but in their day to day lives. 


  • How to recognize potential work place violence indicators. 
  • Taking actions to limit and prepare for potential active shooter incidents. 
  • What actions to take when confronted with an active shooter and when law enforcement officials respond to the situation. 
  • How to manage the consequences after an incident.  
  • Meeting the requirements of OSHA’s “Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970.” 

Instructors: Shawn O'Leary and Haley Fleming. Biographies listed below.

Managing the aftermath of an active shooter incident


The standard response time for first responders in the United States is on average 4 to 11 minutes. That’s less time than it takes to microwave a potato — and yet it still isn’t fast enough in an active shooter event. 

According to a 2013 FBI study, almost 70% of gun-related active assailant events last JUST FIVE MINUTES. A third of those last LESS THAN TWO MINUTES

However, the aftermath of an incident is much longer, extremely complex and emotionally demanding not only on the victims’ families, employees, community but the management staff. 

To recover from an active shooter event, restore business operations and retain employees, experts say businesses must be prepared with a plan to effectively deal with the post-event. 


  • Senior and Middle Management 
  • Legal Department 
  • Security Specialist 
  • Human Resource Directors 
  • First Line Supervisors 


  • How the investigation will affect your workplace, employees, and business operations. 
  • Developing a Post Incident Plan for your management staff and human resource department. 
  • Preparing for potential criminal involvement from the victims and witnesses’ perspective, and potential civil litigation towards your own business. 
  • How to manage the consequences after an incident from the day after to months down the road. 
  • Meeting the requirements of FOSHA’s “Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970.” 

Instructors: Shawn O'Leary and Haley Fleming. Biographies listed below.  

our instructors


Shawn O'Leary

Shawn O’Leary is our Senior Executive Consultant - He oversees our Policy Development Services, Online Training Programs for Maine Law Enforcement agencies, product development for private organizations and law enforcement agencies and is one of our core instructors at Dirigo Safety. Recently he has developed Dirigo Safety’s Active Threat Response Program for schools, businesses, and places of worship. 

Shawn has over 34 years of Law Enforcement experience, 14 of which 

has been at the Command Level, and Senior Executive Level. During his career in law enforcement, he has worked in several units including Patrol and Undercover Operations for the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency. Shawn was a member of the Special Response Team for the Town of Brunswick for ten years, the Primary Use of Force Instructor, which included being Maine Criminal Justice Academy Certified Instructor in Firearms and Interactive Use of Force Instructor. After retiring from the Brunswick Police Department, he worked for the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office where he oversaw the Support Services Division and then the Criminal Investigations Division. He is currently the Chief of Police for the Town of Winslow, Maine. 

Shawn’s extensive work experience is only part of his background, and his education has played a crucial role in teaching. He is a 2013 Graduate of the prestigious of the FBI - National Academy. Has a Bachelor’s Degree, with Honors, in Business Administration/Human Resource Management from Southern New Hampshire University, and an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Bangor Community College. 


Haley Fleming

Haley Fleming is one of core instructors for Dirigo Safety LLC and developed a comprehensive course called “Preparing a Defendable Use of Force Case.” Recently has been instrumental in creating our Active Threat Response Program as he is a certified lead instructor for Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT). He has a wealth of tactical knowledge and know-how that is evident when he speaks to program participants. Haley encourages dialogue and provides constructive feedback. He is known to give the facts to his audience and in an encouraging manner that helps the participants feel at ease. 

Haley has been a full-time law enforcement officer since 2008 and is currently a Captain with the Winslow Police Department. Before his promotion, he worked patrol for ten years as a Patrol Officer and Senior Patrol Sergeant, where his duties included Field Training Officer, Defensive Tactics Instructor, Use of Force Instructor for not only the Winslow Police Department but the Maine Criminal Justice Academy. 

Haley is a 2019 Graduate of the prestigious of the FBI - National Academy, the prominent Force Science Institute, and has been awarded the FBI-LEEDA Trilogy Award for attending Supervisor Leadership Institute, Command Leadership Institute, and Executive Leadership Institute. He is currently working towards his Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice