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Active Shooter Response Program

Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training logo The Active Shooter Response Tactical Training and Technical Assistance Program is provided by the Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT) Center at Texas State University.

From the 1966 tower shooting at the University of Texas to the Orlando nightclub shooting in 2016, the most important lesson learned is this: Be prepared. ALERRT has developed a research-based standard in active shooter response for patrol officers, and law enforcement professionals across the nation are implementing the techniques and information taught through ALERRT training.

The ALERRT Center is the only national training program whose primary mission is responding to the active shooter threat. While much of the training is delivered on-site in communities around the country, ALERRT also has a state-of-the-art training facility in San Marcos, Texas, for advanced active shooter response training.

  • Rapid Response to Active Shooter (Level 1)—Patrol Officer and Train-the-Trainer
  • Active Shooter—Medical for First Responders (Active Shooter Level II)—Patrol Officer and Train-the-Trainer
  • Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events—Train-the-Trainer
  • Exterior Response to Active Shooter Events—Patrol Officer and Train-the-Trainer
  • Low-Light Conditions Response—Train-the-Trainer
  • Plainclothes Response to Violent Encounters
  • First Responder Breaching—Patrol Officer and Train-the-Trainer
  • Active Shooter Events and Response—Overview

“With 15 years of experience, I thought I was extremely knowledgeable. I honestly thought this training would be a waste of my time. This class blew me away and should be mandatory for all law enforcement, especially patrol officers.”

VALOR/ALERRT Specialized Training, San Marcos, Texas

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