Emergency deployment protocols were developed across the country and agencies recognized the need to empower the first responders to make immediate, tactical decisions to stop the ongoing violence and save lives. However, this new mandate must also be addressed in training. It is neither appropriate nor advisable to simply TELL our first responders how to respond without first training them HOW TO respond. The ultimate mission of the ALERRT Active Shooter course is to train first responders in basic tactical skills to safely and effectively respond to, address, and stop an active shooter and to offer this training to agencies at little or no cost to the agency or the officers taking the course.
Violent attacks in schools, businesses and public places continue to rise, and national terrorism alerts remain in the headlines. The responsibility for quality comprehensive tactical training falls on the shoulders of the men and women who are the front line responders to such critical incidents. Law enforcement agencies across the country are seeking to develop new tactics, policies and awareness programs to deal with active shooter situations.
What Iowa citizens are saying about the training:
“Here, here! Three Cheers! Things are changing in the world every day and it's not all nice. Thank God these people have the right idea. You go for it and by the way thank you for the job that you do each and every day. You’re great!”
What Iowa law enforcement officers are saying about the training:
“The ALERRT Training Program is designed and geared for the everyday patrol officer and is truly an eye opening experience. This program should be a must for every officer on your department. This program will prepare you mentally to handle this situation when it arises.”
“I have attended active shooter classes put on by a variety of sources, but ALERRT is the most comprehensive, real life, scenario based training yet! ALERRT explores and trains important aspects of active shooter training that other classes don’t even touch on! You will leave this class feeling prepared to take on an active shooter situation WHEN it happens to you!
“This needs to be taught at all police academies! All officers that have already gone through the academy need this training! This was the best class I have ever been to. It really opens your eyes!”
“The best training mimics real life. ALERRT will save lives – both law enforcement and those we were sent to protect.” – Jeff Feldhans, Calhoun County Sheriffs Office
Hamilton, Illinois PD