Earth & Conservation

How the U.S. Trains Police Officers to Respond to School Shootings

Following the Columbine shooting, U.S. officials built a training facility where police officers learn how to respond to such scenarios

The Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT) program is designed to help police officers effectively respond to "active shooter" scenarios. In Georgia, there is a full-size school building where officers practice and learn. It's a skill set that's becoming somewhat of a necessity for law enforcement workers. Since 2002, ALERRT has trained over 85,000 officers. This year, the program is expected to 30,000 more.

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