Alabama LEO Recruits to Train for Active Shooter Response

Prospective Alabama police officers will face new training requirements in 2014, as courses on dealing with active shooter response are added to certification requirements.

The training program, known as Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training, will be added to the schedules of the state police academies. It already is used in a number of other states.

The program is designed to teach first responders how to isolate, distract and subdue active shooters said Greg Hardy, chief of staff for the Alabama Peace Officers Standards and Training Commission, the agency that certifies police officers in the state.


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