FBI Trains Local Law Enforcement on Response to Mass Shootings

The FBI is training local law enforcement agencies on the…

The FBI is training local law enforcement agencies on the best ways to respond to mass shootings.

White House officials gave the directive for the FBI to begin training programs following the mass shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.  The FBI partnered with the active-shooter training program called ALERRT, or Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training Team, which was created in Texas after the 1999 Columbine High School shootings.

The FBI sent 100 tactical instructors to Texas for training with ALERRT to help develop the  two-day, 16-hour tactical training session that they would then teach to local law enforcement officers across the country.  The training session involves both classroom instruction and drills.

Read more at Officer.com.

Load Comments