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Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training Program

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)
Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $1,300,000)

The Congressionally Recommended Awards Program, authorized by the Department of Justice Appropriations Act, 2010 (Pub. L. 111-117), helps improve the functioning of the criminal justice system, prevent or combat juvenile delinquency, and/or assist victims of crime (other than compensation). Funds should be used for the projects recommended by Congress, in the amounts specified in the joint explanatory statement incorporated by reference into Pub. L. 111-117, and generally consistent with one or more of the following statutory purposes: improving the functioning of the criminal justice system, preventing or combating juvenile delinquency, or assisting victims of crime (other than compensation). Each of these purposes is framed using language drawn, respectively, from the former Byrne discretionary statute, the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act, the Victims of Crime Act, and the Violence Against Women Act. This project is authorized and funded through a line item in the FY 2010 Congressional Budget and by the joint explanatory statement that is incorporated by reference into the FY2010 Department of Justice Appropriations Act.

The Texas Engineering Extension Service (TEEX), at the Texas State University-San Marcos, will support the Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT) Program. TEEX will continue to offer ALERRT training to state certified peace officers, federal law enforcement officers, and military personnel. The training includes Basic Active Shooter Training using senior adjunct instructors, the certified instructor-led format and train-the-trainer. The training is a tool to teach patrol officers to safely and effectively respond to, address, and stop an active shooter. The primary objective is to provide high quality, dynamic first responder classes utilizing force-on-force training techniques to local, state, and federal law enforcement patrol officers.


Date Created: January 27, 2011