New Report Reviews Response to the Pulse Nightclub Attack

In December 2017, the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) released Rescue, Response, and Resilience: A Critical Incident Review of the Orlando Public Safety Response to the Attack on the Pulse Nightclub. This report is an independent critical incident review of the Orlando, Florida, Police Department’s response to identify best practices and lessons learned to improve the department’s planning, training, policies, procedures, and practices regarding critical events of this nature and magnitude. The review and resulting report provides important lessons for law enforcement and public safety agencies across the nation as they prepare to face increasing acts of mass public violence and the growing threat of terrorism. To download a copy of the report, visit