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Police agencies join forces to train for "active shooter" scenarios

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Sixteen area law enforcement agencies and nine local schools are training together over a three week period in an effort to be more alert to an "active shooter".

The advanced law enforcement rapid response training (ALERRT) course is designed to prepare law enforcement officers to isolate, distract and neutralize an "active shooter".

The training is being held at the former Stowers Hill Elementary School and co-hosted by the Etowah County Sheriff's Office and Attalla Police Department.

"This class will put every deputy and officer on the same page no matter how many years of experience," says Instructor Ben Greene.

The course consists of two training days, the first takes place in the classroom and then the deputies and officers move to a different location for "force on force" scenarios the second day.

"The second day of training will allow us to put into practice what we've learned," Greene adds.

Day two scenarios will consist of shooting and moving, threshold evaluation, concepts and principles of team movement, room entry techniques, approach and breaching the crisis site, rescue team tactics, improvised explosive devices, and post engagement priorities of work.


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