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North East Police Department hosts active shooter training

Security is a top priority for school districts, and the North East Police Department (NEPD) is taking the lead to make sure officers in our area are trained.

The NEPD hosted the Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response (ALERRT) Training Program. Officers from the City of San Antonio, Bexar County, local school districts, and other agencies participated in the two-day training course at MacArthur High School.

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Instructors from the ALERRT Center in San Marcos conducted classroom lectures and force-on-force scenarios in the school. The ALERRT curriculum was started after the tragedy at Columbine High School. It teachers first-responders to effectively deal with violent situations.

"As an officer, you want to go in a save people, " said Officer Laura Hernandez, East Central Police Department."I feel a litte more confident now."

ALERRT Training at MacArthur

Officers rescue "hostages" from training operation at MacArthur High School.

ALERRT Training at MacArthur

Officers respond to "shooter" in classroom.

Posted on June 13, 2013