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Department of Justice Announces New Active Shooter Training Award for First Responders

The Department of Justice’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) announced a new $9.8 million award under the Preparing for Active Shooter Situations (PASS) program to the Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT) Center at Texas State University to provide multi-disciplinary, scenario-based active shooter training to first responders. The PASS program provides funds for scenario-based training that prepares officers and other first responders to safely and effectively handle active-shooter and other violent threats. Since 2017, COPS Office funding through the PASS program has provided active shooter training for approximately 55,000 first responders across the nation.  The additional grant announced today will fund training for roughly 16,755 additional first responders. Additional information about the PASS program can be found here: “Unfortunately, both the need and the demand for active shooter training for agencies across the country remain high,” said Robert Chapman, Acting Director of the COPS Office. “This award represents part of the COPS Office’s ongoing commitment to provide law enforcement with the resources they need to protect their communities, and to meet the significant demand for this training. We are proud of our long-standing support for this important effort.” ALERRT was created as a partnership between Texas […]

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