BGOV Bill Summary: H.R. 6538, Active Shooter Alerts

BGOV Bill Summary: H.R. 6538, Active Shooter Alerts

June 17, 2022, 5:12 PM

The Justice Department would coordinate an alert system to notify communities of nearby active shooters under H.R. 6538.

The measure would authorize $2 million in fiscal 2023 for the department to work with state and local agencies on active shooter alerts, similar to AMBER alerts for child abduction.

“In every single shooting, it is law enforcement that runs to the scene to apprehend the shooter, help victims, and keep the surrounding community safe. And in these stressful, life-or-death situations, law enforcement officers are having to take to social media to communicate with the surrounding community so that no one …