Based on the Preliminary Info About the Trump Trial Jurors, the Rigged Narrative...
New NPR CEO's Take on the First Amendment Is What You'd Expect
There Are School Walkouts Happening Over Furries. Please Shoot Me Into the Sun.
Is This What an 'Impartial' Jury Looks Like?
'See You in Court': Biden Policy Nuking Title IX Draws Legal Challenge From...
Trump Campaign, RNC Unveil Massive Election Integrity Program
Another Day, Another Troubling Air Travel Story
Reporter to KJP: Can We See the 'Cannibal' Tab in Your Book?
US Vetoes UN Resolution on Palestinian Membership
Did This Factor Into Gallagher's Early Resignation Decision?
Poll Shows How 'Ticked-Off Voters' Are 'Both an Opportunity and a Challenge for...
Did Biden Actually Have a Point With His Slip-Up on 'Freedom Over Democracy'?
Here's Why a National Guardsmen Shot an Illegal Alien
Who's Ahead? New Barrage of 2024 Polling Sheds Light on Presidential, Senate Races
We've Found the Most Insane Transgender Criminal Case Yet
Tipsheet

DOJ Announces New Active Shooter Training Program For First Responders

The Department of Justice announced a new $8.7 million grant Thursday morning to fund active shooting training for first responders across the country. 

“Training for first responders to take swift and effective action in active shooting situations is critically important,” Principal Deputy Associate Attorney General Jesse Panuccio announced at the annual ALERRT Active Shooter Integrated Response Conference. “We can mitigate the loss of life in these horrific incidents by providing resources to better equip first responders and prepare community members, local law enforcement, and local government leaders. The Department of Justice fully supports the brave first responders who risk their own lives to protect the safety of our children, colleagues, and community members.”

Advertisement

The curriculum will be produced by the Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT) Center at Texas State University  and will provide "multi-disciplinary, scenario-based active shooter training." More than 13,000 first responders have completely some type of training through the center over the years.  

“This COPS funding will allow ALERRT to provide the training needed to prepare police, fire, and EMS services across the country to save as many lives as possible when these horrific attacks occur,” Executive Director of the ALERRT Center at Texas State University Dr. Pete Blair said in a statement.

The news comes just days after a man killed 11 people at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. When first responders arrived on scene to help, he turned his gun on the police.

Advertisement

Join the conversation as a VIP Member

Recommended

Trending on Townhall Videos

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement