• Registration is open! 2015 ALERRT Active Shooter Conference

    November 1 - 4, 2015
    The only national conference bridging Law Enforcement, Fire and EMS responses to active shooter events. Instructors and presenters from across the nation will share debriefs and lessons learned from national critical incidents. Integrated response best practices from small, medium and large agencies will be shared along with proven plans to establish your own integrated program. Register here

  • 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. The ALERRT Center has trained more than 70,000 police officers nationwide in dynamic, force-on-force scenario-based training, with more than $36 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.


The instructors carried themselves in a way that you wanted to hear what they had to say. I have been in Patrol for 10 years and this to me is what a Patrol Officer needs in his tool bag.Student in Mississippi (Level I Course)

This has been/is a phenomenal course. The amount of expertise/professionalism displayed and disseminated to the students is going to be useful with all aspects of efficiently and effectively policing. ALERRT's curriculum is an invigorating lesson pertaining to tactics, and I feel it has increased my proficiency as an instructor.Student in New York (Train-the-Trainer Course)

All of the ALERRT instructors were highly professional and knowledgeable. I feel the training they provided the law enforcement and military police here will greatly improve the outcome of real-life active shooter incidents. Student in Missouri (Level I Course)

What I feel ws most beneficial to me from this class was that it showed me how to "break down" something as advanced and critical as active shooter response and present it to officers at my department who are not as advanced in their tactics.Student in Arkansas (Train-the-Trainer Course)

Hands down best course I've ever taken. Student in Virginia (Level I Course)

Checkout the 2013-2014 Course Catalog