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KCSO offers active shooter incidents response courses

Two presentations are available for Kootenai County businesses, schools and other interested organizations.

A one-hour presentation, “Workplace Violence — Active Shooters,” includes Idaho law for workplace violence and instructions about how to prepare for and respond to being trapped inside a building during an active shooter event. There is a longer, four-hour presentation that includes the workplace violence information, but is more in-depth and includes the history of active shooter events from 2000-2013.

The ALERRT program was developed in Texas in 2002, after the tragedy at Columbine High School. Following the 2012 Sandy Hook school shootings, the FBI partnered with ALERRT, making the organization’s response protocol the national standard for the FBI’s special agent tactical instructors. Since then, state and local police departments throughout the U.S. have adopted ALERRT procedures as the standard for responding to active shooter incidents, ensuring law enforcement officers arriving on the scene understand how others are trained to respond. More here. Cda Press

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