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Active Shooter
Length: 45 minutes

Course Developer:
Nicki Black and Mary Amos

Active Shooter Workshop will discuss incidents that evolve quickly. This workshop is designed to enhance preparedness through community connectedness. The workshop will prepare, connect, train and plan for an Active Shooter incident.

Objective #1 Describe actions to take when confronted with an active shooter and the responding law enforcement officials.
Objective #2 Describe actions taken to prepare for a potential shooter incident.
Objective #3 Recognize potential violence indicators.
Objective #4 Describe the difference between and active shooter and a mass shooter.
Objective #5 Definition of an active shooter versus a mass shooter.
Objective #6 Describes the types of active shooter incidents.
Ann E Young, Professor

Captain Ann Young retired from the Los Angeles on July 13, 2016, after a 35-year career.  Captain Young was appointed to the Department in June of 1981.  She promoted to include Police Officer III (Training Officer) in 1984.  She worked as an undercover narcotics officer before promoting to the rank of Detective in July of 1988.  As a detective she worked 77th Area, Juvenile Division (Abused Child Unit), Robbery Homicide Division (Rape Special Section) and Internal Affairs Division.  Young was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 1991.  During that assignment, she was assigned as a field supervisor in Central Area.  She transferred to South Traffic Division after her probationary period as a sergeant had ended. She was upgraded to Sergeant II and was assigned to Tactical Planning Section in charge of Special Events.   

In July of 1995, Young was promoted to Lieutenant, Her assignments included Hollywood Area, Pacific Area, and Transit Group.   In March of 1999, she promoted to Lieutenant II and was assigned as the Commanding Officer of Operations Support Division, Van Nuys Area.  In April 2000 Young was promoted to Captain and became the First African American Woman to be promoted to the rank of Captain in the history of the Los Angeles Police Department.  In 2002, Young was promoted to Captain II and was assigned to South Traffic Division.  As a captain, she worked Central Traffic Division and Detective Support and Vice Division.  Her last assignment was Central Traffic Division. 

Captain Young earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Kinesiology at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).  She earned a teaching credential from the University of California, Irvine.  Captain Young earned a Master’s Degree in Education from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). 

Captain Young is a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigations National Academy of Law Enforcement in Quantico, Virginia, in 1998, Class 195 Session.  She is also a graduate of the West Point Leadership Program and Supervisory Leadership Institute. 

Prior to her career in Law Enforcement, Captain Young was a teacher in Las Vegas, Nevada and Compton Unified School District.  Her field was physical education and coaching.  

Captain Young continues to play an active role in a number of civic, business and professional organizations, some of which include: 


  • Treasurer – Association of Black Law Enforcement Executives- LAPD 

  • Past Present, Los Angeles Women Police Officers Association 

  • Member, Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy Associates 

  • Member, Oscar Joel Bryant Association 

  • Facilitator- Museum of Tolerance- Law Enforcement 

  • Adjunct- California State University, Dominguez Hills 

  • Adjunct- Los Angeles Southwest College 

  • Adjunct-The Chicago School of Professional Psychology 


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