Active shooter training at Elcan-King building September 24-27

ALERRT (Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training) Active Shooter Training to take place September 24-27 at the Elcan-King school building on Louise Street.

The all-day training is hosted in partnership with Bainbridge Public Safety and the Decatur County Sheriff’s Office. Instructors are BPS Captain Ryan Wimberley and staff members from the Georgia Public Safety Training Center.

Agencies from across Georgia will attend two-days of training which includes instruction designed to prepare the first responder to isolate, distract, and neutralize an active shooter. The course covers shooting and moving, threshold evaluation, concepts and principles of team movement, setting up for and room entry techniques, approach and breaching the crisis site, secondary responder tactics, improvised explosive devices, and post engagement priorities of work. The course will culminate with dynamic force‑on‑force scenarios.

The Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT) Center at Texas State University studies multiple facets of active shooter response and law enforcement best practices. Staff members determine the best safety practices for officers in high stress situations. This data can be utilized to help law enforcement administrators make policy decisions regarding their department’s active shooter response protocols.

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