Media Quick Facts

Interviews and Subject Matter Experts

At our offices or training facility at Texas State University: Email or call 512.245.1668 to be directed to subject matter experts and/or interviews with key personnel in the field of active shooter response and terrorism response tactics.

On-site during training in communities across the nation: If you are interested in covering ALERRT course delivery with still or video photography in your community, please contact us to coordinate access to the secure training and the best time during the training for good media opportunities.

Bulletpoints about ALERRT at Texas State University

  • Proper Name: Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT) at Texas State University ( Second reference: "ALERRT at Texas State is ...")
  • Funding Source: Many of our classes are funded through such funding sources as the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Office out of the Department of Justice and the State of Texas. Since much of this training is awarded at no cost to the agency or the officers who are being trained, we appreciate mentioning the funder in news stories. Please ask us who awarded the funding for this training when gathering information about the delivery.
  • Who: More than 146,000 first responders across the nation have been trained in ALERRT operations and tactics to respond to active attack situations. This vital training is delivered by veteran first responders with proven experience in active attack response and police training. In March of 2013, the FBI announced that the ALERRT Center is the national standard through which they are training all of their agents. Mississippi, Oklahoma, North Carolina, Iowa, Alabama, Iowa, Louisiana, and South Carolina are among the first states to train and adopt the ALERRT curriculum as their state standard in active attack response. Other states are moving forward with this as their standard and many large cities (New York City, Miami, Houston, Dallas, Atlanta, and San Antonio) are training all of their first responders in ALERRT tactics and standards.
  • What: Currently, fourteen courses make up the ALERRT catalog: Active Attack Integrated Response (AAIR); AAIR Train-the-Trainer; Basic Active Shooter Response Level ("Stop the Killing"); Level 1 Train-the-Trainer First Responder Medical Train-the-Trainer ("Stop the Dying") First Responder Breaching; Breaching Train-the-Trainer; Low Light Train-the-Trainer; Exterior Response to Active Shooter Events (ERASE); ERASE Train-the-Trainer; SolOfficer Rapid Deployment (SORD); Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) Train-the-Trainer; and Active Shooter Incident Management (ASIM). Detailed descriptions for each of these specialized classes are available here.
  • When/Where: ALERRT courses are delivered year round in communities across the nation, as well as at our training facility in San Marcos, Texas. Most of these courses are delivered at no cost to the officers or agencies participating, through state and federal training funds.

Bulletpoints about Texas State University

  • Founded in 1899, Texas State University is among the largest universities in Texas with an enrollment of 38,694 students on campuses in San Marcos and Round Rock. Texas State’s 189,000-plus alumni are a powerful force in serving the economic workforce needs of Texas and throughout the world.
  • Designated an Emerging Research University by the State of Texas, Texas State is classified under “Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity,” the second-highest designation for research institutions under the Carnegie classification system.
  • For more information visit Texas State University.