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County To Initiate After-Action Review Following the MSD Shooting

BROWARD COUNTY, FL - The Police Foundation (PF) has been chosen as the independent organization to create an After-Action Report (AAR) on the February 14th shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. PF will identify and review all relevant information about the event and conduct interviews, as necessary, to complete an assessment and provide an AAR to the County that will communicate strengths, successes, and opportunities for improvement.

The Broward County Commission requested a thorough review of the shooting incident at its February 27, 2018 meeting.

The Police Foundation was created in 1970 and is the oldest nationally known independent, nonprofit, non-partisan, and non-membership driven organization dedicated to advancing policing through innovation and science. It recently conducted and concluded the After-Action Report into the police response to the Pulse Nightclub mass shooting in the City of Orlando and is now looking into the Fire Rescue response at the City's request. The PF received glowing recommendations from the City of Orlando for its thorough, fact-based and unbiased reporting.

The Police Foundation’s team will be comprised of subject matter experts in the field of public safety response to critical incidents, psychology of school shooters, school  safety, security and emergency preparedness. Most notably, the team will include the retired Police Chief best known for managing the aftermath of the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.

"Of the three companies submitting proposals, Ms. Henry and staff concluded the Police Foundation was the best choice to deliver a comprehensive, fact-based and unbiased After-Action Report, conducted in a thorough and deliberate manner," said Assistant County Administrator Alphonso Jefferson. "We expect the assessment to begin later this month and take between 3 to 6 months to complete, with interim reports issued throughout the process."

In addition, the County Commission has established a diversified task force which will review all reports produced and recommendations made. A complete list of Task Force members is attached below.


DATE: April 10, 2018
Alphonso Jefferson,
Assistant County Administrator