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Funding opportunity: Active Shooter Training Grant for first responders


Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS)

Principal Deputy Associate Attorney General Jesse Panuccio, Director Phil Keith of the Department of Justice’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office), and Dr. Pete Blair, Executive Director of the ALERRT Center at Texas State University announced  on Nov. 1 an $8.7 million grant to provide multi-disciplinary, scenario-based active shooter training to first responders across the country.

The 2018 investment from the Department of Justice for ALERRT will provide in-person training to an estimated 15,000 first responders, in addition to the 9,000 individuals that received the training in 2017. ALERRT and the COPS Office are currently developing an online civilian training program, which will reach tens of thousands of citizens – helping to prepare them to take effective actions if they should find themselves in an attack.

The COPS Office awards grants to hire community policing officers, develop and test innovative policing strategies, and provide training and technical assistance to community members, local government leaders, and all levels of law enforcement. Since 1994, the COPS Office has invested more than $14 billion to help advance community policing. Read more. For more information, send an email to cops.office.public.affairs@usdoj.gov.

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