The ALERRT research team, under the direction of Dr. Hunter Martaindale, takes Texas State University's "Research To Relevance" motto to heart.  From basic Room Entry to sophisticated computerized eye-tracking studies, one of our research goals is to help ensure the safety of patrol officers and the communities they serve.This data can be utilized to help law enforcement administrators make policy decisions regarding their department's active shooter response protocols. 

ALERRT’s research team members are recognized as national experts on active shooter events. They recently authored “A Study of Active Shooter Events from 2000-2014” with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the government’s official data on active shooter events. Our research team has additionally engaged in a number of studies to validate specific response techniques, and regularly responds to media requests.  

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