Convention Attendees Receive Important Active Shooter Training with New Jersey State Police Veteran John Hunt and his K9 Gunther

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – The room filled up Tuesday morning as Convention attendees were interested to hear from John Hunt, a 27-year veteran of the New Jersey State Police, on active shooter training. Hunt brought along his Rottweiler K9 named Gunther, who stole the hearts of everyone he came in contact with.

John Hunt and Gunther

Hunt went over how quick an attack is and how to assess a threat through warning signs.  He also explained what you need to do from a global perspective.

“An active shooter’s mind is in control. We need to disrupt that,” Hunt said.

His presentation gave attendees chills as he went over different examples and the key facts of what had happened and what could be done to prevent them.

A key takeaway was how hiding is not what you should do. The answer is to run and fight.

Even in your credit union, it’s important to have a plan, he pointed out.

Additional photos from NJCUL's 84th Annual Meeting and Convention can be found on the League's official Facebook page.