WASHINGTON – Texas State University will receive an $8,494,893 federal grant for the Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT) Center, to provide multi-disciplinary, scenario-based active shooter training to first responders, U.S. Senator John Cornyn announced.
The funding comes through the Department of Justice’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services’ (COPS Office) Preparing for Active Shooter Situations (PASS) Program and was authorized through the Protecting Our Lives through Initiating COPS Expansion (POLICE) Act, which Sen. Cornyn authored and was signed into law on July 22, 2016.
“First responders risk their lives every day to ensure the safety of our families, friends, and neighbors, and they deserve the best possible training to do their jobs,” said Sen. Cornyn. “Texas State’s ALERRT Program has proven to be highly successful in training first responders in Texas and across the nation to respond to active shooter situations and is leading the way in keeping those who protect us safe.”