Active Attack Event Response Leadership

This course provides strategies for leaders in first response and emergency management agencies to prepare for active attack events.


About This Course

In the past two decades, horrific mass shootings have been thrust into public consciousness. Mitigating the effects of these events is the responsibility of those who serve in our communities’ public safety organizations. The public expects an effective and swift response to these threats.

The goal of this course is to provide leaders in first response and emergency management agencies with strategic leadership and integrated response strategies that will prepare them to not only “stop the killing” but to also “stop the dying” in active attack events. Participants will also be able to recognize the need to prepare their communities for an active shooter attack and use this as an opportunity for positive outreach and community engagement.

Primary Audience

First responders and other professionals who may serve in a leadership role during an active attack event response.

Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT)

The ALERRT Center at Texas State University was created in 2002 as a partnership between Texas State University, the San Marcos, Texas Police Department and the Hays County, Texas Sheriff’s Office to address the need for active shooter response training for first responders. In 2013, ALERRT at Texas State was named the National Standard in Active Shooter Response Training by the FBI.

Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX)

A leader in the delivery of emergency response, homeland security and workforce training and exercises, technical assistance, and economic development.