Officials want Active Shooter Training for AL law enforcement - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

Officials want Active Shooter Training for AL law enforcement officers

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -

The Alabama Secretary of Law Enforcement held a meeting on Wednesday in an effort to make it a requirement for certified law enforcement officers to take active shooter training.

Secretary Spencer Collier addressed the Alabama Peace Officers Standards and Training (APOST) Commission in an effort to encourage them to make ALERRT Active Shooter Training a requirement.

The ALERRT, or Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training, Program helps train and educate law enforcement officials for situations such as an active shooter.

Governor Robert Bentley assigned ALEA, formerly the Department of Homeland Security, to develop a strategic plan to mitigate and respond to active shooter situations. A major component of that plan is to train all law enforcement officers in Alabama in ALERRT.

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