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Project Safe Schools Extra: What is ALERRT training for teachers and police?

What is ALERRT training for teachers and police?
Posted at 11:01 PM, Aug 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-31 12:01:07-04

What is ALERRT?

You probably haven't heard it before, but it's being taught to first responders and school communities all across the country.

ALERRT stands for Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training.

The center is located at Texas State University and is one of the groups looking at ways to keep school communities safe.

According to the ALERRT center

More than 130,000 law enforcement and fire officials across the nation have been trained in ALERRT operations and tactics to respond to active shooter situations. This vital training is delivered  by veteran law enforcement SWAT specialists with proven experience in  active shooter response  and police training.  In March of 2013, the FBI announced that ALERRT is the national standard through which they are training their agents. Mississippi, Oklahoma, North Carolina, Iowa, Alabama, Iowa, Louisiana, and South Carolina are among the first states to train and adopt the ALERRT curriculum as their state standard in active shooter response. Other states are moving forward with this as their standard and many large cities (New York City, Miami, Houston, Dallas, Atlanta, and San Antonio) are training all of their front line officers in ALERRT tactics and standards.