Law Enforcement Officers train on responding to Exterior Active Shooter Events

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3446 Summerhill Road
Texarkana TX 75503

Exterior Active Shooter

TEXARKANA, Arkansas – Law Enforcement Officers from Arkansas and Texas traveled to Texarkana, Arkansas to train on how to respond to Exterior Active Shooter Events over the past three days.

Cadre from the Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT) Program provided an excellent training environment and brought real world scenarios to these officers to better prepare them for disaster situations.

 Exterior Active Shooter

This course is designed to prepare first responders for an open-air active shooter encounter. It addresses a wide range of tactics and techniques when addressing an exterior armed aggressor.

 Exterior Active Shooter

This hands on course covered equipment selection, vehicle ambushes, medical emergencies, vehicle and dismounted officer/citizen down rescue, individual/ team movement techniques, and emergency vehicle crisis response.

 Exterior Active Shooter


TAPD’s next course will be Active Attack Integrated Response on July 15-16, 2019.

This course will be open to all Law Enforcement, Fire, EMS, and dispatchers. Contact Sgt. Rick Cockrell to register. (903) 824-7641


“Excellence Innovation Integrity” The Texarkana Police Department is committed to providing quality law enforcement services and to making our community a safe place to live, work and raise a family.

The Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (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.