DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS(061418) – ECISD & OPD HOST ACTIVE SHOOTER TRAINING

ODESSA, TEXAS/JUNE 14, 2018 – THE ECTOR COUNTY ISD POLICE ALONG WITH THE ODESSA POLICE DEPARTMENT HELD THE LEVEL 2 ACTIVE SHOOTER TRAINING AT ECTOR MIDDLE SCHOOL. 28 POLICE OFFICERS FROM NINE DIFFERENT AGENCIES TOOK PART IN THE ADVANCED LAW ENFORCEMENT RAPID RESPONSE TRAINING ALSO KNOWN AS ALERRT.
(LT. JEFF DANIELS, ECISD POLICE-ODESSA, TEXAS)
“THE FIRST LEVEL IS ACTUALLY RESPONDING TO AN ACTIVE SHOOTER EVENT. THIS INCORPORATES, AFTER THAT EVENT IS STOPPED, THE DRIVING FORCE IS STOPPED, THE TREAT IS NO LONGER A THREAT, AND NOW THE OFFICERS HAVE TO DEAL WITH THE CASUALTIES LEFT BEHIND.”
THE ALERRT PROGRAM HELPS PREPARE LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS TO EFFECTIVELY RESPOND TO ACTS OF VIOLENCE AGAINST SCHOOLS AND THE PUBLIC.
(LT. JEFF DANIELS, ECISD POLICE-ODESSA, TEXAS)
“IN CASE IT EVER DOES HAPPEN. WE WANT ARE FIRST RESPONDERS TRAINED ON HOW TO REACT TO THAT SITUATION, AND BE ABLE TO TAKE CARE OF THE INNOCENT CIVILIANS THAT ARE CAUGHT IN IT.”
THE 40 HOUR COURSE BEGAN ON JUNE11TH, AND ECISD POLICE PLAN TO HAVE SEVERAL MORE ALERRT TRAINING SESSION THOUGHOUT THE SCHOOL YEAR.
(LT. JEFF DANIELS, ECISD POLICE-ODESSA, TEXAS)
“WE’RE GONNA BEGIN IN SEPTEMBER AND ABOUT, I THINK WE’VE GOT NINE SCHEDULED THOUGOUT THE SCHOOL YEAR TO ACTUALLY HOST THEM HERE AND BRING 20 OFFICERS FROM SURROUNDING AGENCIES TO BE TRAINED.”
THE ALERRT TRAINING IS THE RESULT OF RESEARCH-BASED AND BEST PRACTICES INVOLVING ACTIVE SHOOTER INCIDENTS. IN MARCH OF 2013 THE FBI ANNOUNCED THAT ALERRT IS THE NATIONAL STANDARD FOR TRAINING THEIR AGENTS.
FOR DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS, DANNY BARRERA.

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Author: Danny Barrera