• LEO Safety Awareness Flyer

    As part of the Bureau of Justice Assistance’s (BJA) VALOR Program, ALERRT works to improve immediate and long-term health, wellness, and safety of law enforcement professionals throughout our nation. Unfortunately, the number of law enforcement officer deaths is on the rise for 2014.

  • FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin

    Click here to read the most recent research on Active Shooter events in the January issue of FBI’s Law Enforcement Bulletin.

  • Department of Justice Recognizes ALERRT

    The training and support provided at the ALERRT Center is a critical component of the VALOR initiative, a response to the increase in assaults and violence against law enforcement. ALERRT training is designed to help prevent violence against law enforcement and ensure officer resilience and survivability. Watch this video http://youtu.be/sJ2ZtegiRp4 to see what people are saying about ALERRT training and the difference it’s making in preparing our first responders for tomorrow’s challenges.


    The Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT) Center at Texas State University - San Marcos was created in 2002 as a partnership between the University, the San Marcos Police Department and the Hays County Sheriff’s Office to address the need for active shooter response training for first responders. In the last ten years, the ALERRT Center has trained more than 60,000 police officers nationwide in dynamic, force-on-force scenario-based training, with more than $27 million in state and federal grant funding.


    The ALERRT Center at Texas State University - San Marcos is proud to be a partner with the Bureau of Justice Assistance’s VALOR Officer Safety Initiative.

    To address the growing problem of violence against state, local and tribal law enforcement across the country, the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance, is providing a national law enforcement officer-safety training and technical assistance program, VALOR.

  • Level II: Medical

    The tragedy in Aurora, Colorado, illustrates the critical need to provide life-saving medical and mass casualty training to our law enforcement first responders. The ALERRT Level II Course not only addresses the need to immediately stop the active shooter threat, but focuses on the immediate, life-saving medical aid which police officers can provide before EMS arrives and/or when EMS systems are overwhelmed.


Being able to go "hands-on" in the training was the most beneficial. Breaking windows, hammering doors, and using the shotgun to breach was very valuable.Student in Texas (Breaching Course)

Having multiple instructors from different states/areas allowed for learning multiple ways and ideas to accomplish the same objective. Instructors were knowledgeable but not "know it all's." The instructors learning the student's names was a great point.Student in Wyoming (Level I Course)

I am a firm believer of the "train like you fight" doctrine. This course embodies that philosphy and it damn sure challenges you. I believe every person in law enforcement should go through this training and that it should be a mandated requirement for basic academy training.Student in Mississippi (Level I Course)

Very good job of taking the ego out of the critiques. No pressure was felt if I made a mistake. I was able to learn instead of becoming defensive about the tactics I used.Student in New Mexico (FORT Course)

I think every officer should take this course. I now have full confidence in myself to get into any house, building, church, and school to help and protect the innocent. Student in Texas (Breaching Course)

Checkout the 2013-2014 Course Catalog