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TCSO to Offer Active Shooter Training to Area Law Enforcement Agencies


TCSO to Offer Active Shooter Training to Area Law Enforcement Agencies

In response to, and accordance with Senate Bill 1852, the Travis County Sheriff’s Office will offer specialized training classes to local law enforcement agencies starting in March. The impetus to start the training came from Sheriff Sally Hernandez, who saw an opportunity to bring law enforcement agencies together.
TCSO has selected 12 employees to serve as instructors for the program. The instructors will have accreditation from ALERRT (Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training)

Sheriff Hernandez and the Travis County Commissioners Court came to an agreement with Austin ISD to use an empty school as the training facility. Rosedale School on 49th Street will once again serve as a place of learning. This time, for peace officers. TCSO anticipates 800 officers from municipal and county agencies throughout Travis County will be trained as part of the program by 2025.

“It just makes sense that if we all learn together, we will communicate with each other better, and respond using the same methods. I’m grateful to Austin ISD for working with us to secure the school and believe this effort will benefit each agency involved and the communities they serve.” -Sheriff Sally Hernandez

### Submitted By: Kristen Dark, Sr. Public Information Officer (512) 854-4986 ###

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