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ALERRT at Poland Union

Starting in March 2023, local police departments join forces to participate in ALERRT training. The trainings occur at Poland Local School District's Union Elementary building. The building is used for simulations of scenarios requiring rapid response. Poland Township Police and Poland Village Police are two of the many local police departments participating in these trainings.

What is ALERRT?

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The 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.

Utilizing the train-the-trainer model, the ALERRT curriculum has been adopted by numerous states and agencies as their standard active shooter training. These states include Mississippi, Alabama, Oklahoma, Texas, Iowa, Louisiana, Maryland, Georgia, and Virginia, to name a few. In addition, the New York City Police Department, Miami Police Department, Dallas Police Department, Houston Police Department, San Antonio Police Department, Memphis Police Department, and the Atlanta Police Department are among the major cities across the nation, who have adopted the ALERRT curriculum as their standard.