The Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT) Center's mission is to provide the best research-based active shooter response training in the nation. The ALERRT vision is to facilitate training and research that saves lives and protects communities.
ALERRT was created as a partnership between Texas State, the San Marcos Police Department, and the Hays County Sheriff’s Office to address the need for active shooter response training for first responders.
Since 2002, ALERRT has successfully delivered training across the nation with more than $136 million in federal and state funding. More than 303,928 state, local, and tribal first responders (over 246,129 law enforcement) have received ALERRT training to date, all at no cost to first responders or agencies.
In 2013, ALERRT was named the National Standard in Active Shooter Response Training by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
ALERRT The National Standard
In 2022, ALERRT received a $9.8 million grant from the United States Department of Justice's Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Preparing for Active Shooter Situations (PASS) program.
The grant supports ALERRT's Integrated Response Training Program, which provides scenario-based training that prepares officers and other first responders to safely and effectively handle active-shooter and other violent threats.