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LASALLE PARISH SHERIFF'S OFFICE
(318) 992-2151 • 1050 Courthouse Street • P.O. Box 70 • Jena, Louisiana 71342
LPSO Conducts Active Shooter Training for Student's Return to School
With the beginning of a new school year, the LaSalle Parish Sheriff’s Office conducted a two-day active shooter response training at LaSalle High School this past week with participation from the Olla, Tullos, and Urania Police Departments to hone their response skills.
The training was under the direction of LaSalle Parish Sheriff's Office Detective, Brant King, who is certified through the Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT) of Texas State University and has trained law enforcement officers across LaSalle Parish for the past 10 years. ALERRT was created following the 1999 Columbine High School incident, and now more than 140,000 first responders across the nation have been trained in ALERRT operations and tactics. ALERRT has been recognized as the preeminent active shooter response training provider in the nation, with Louisiana being among the first states to train and adopt the ALERRT curriculum as their state standard in active attack response.
King says, “Because seconds count, the training teaches law enforcement officers tactics to enter an active shooter event and quickly neutralize the threat. There’s nothing more important than the safety of our children, and it was great for these agencies to come together for this.” ALERRT trainings and drills have been conducted throughout the Parish by LPSO over the past several years in many different environments such as schools, churches, hospitals, and various workplaces. King says, “We are appreciative of the LaSalle Parish School System for always allowing us to use their campuses for training purposes.”
Press time: 08/17/2022 11:35
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