Active Shooter Training

No one wants to talk about it, but we are committed to raising awareness and thus lowering risk in our community

In recent decades, horrific mass shootings have been thrust into public consciousness. Mitigating the effects of these sudden incidents is the responsibility of those who serve in our communities. The public expects an effective and swift response to these threats and the sequence of events that follow them. Research has shown, however, that many of the mass attacks, or active attacks, are over before law enforcement responders arrive on the scene. Civilians who find themselves embroiled in such an event must be prepared to take immediate action to save their own lives before law enforcement arrives. The average response time for police response to an active attack event is three minutes. Without effective, pre-planned response options for civilians at the scene of the attack, many victims can be seriously injured or killed during these three minutes.

This CRASE training is provided by Sergeant Daniel Allen who is a Crime Prevention/Community Liaison with the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office and is certified through the Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT) Center to deliver this CRASE training. The program is requested frequently by schools, businesses, and community members for direction and training on what they should do if confronted with an active shooter event. CRASE is designed and built on the Avoid, Deny, Defend strategy developed by ALERRT, providing strategies, guidance, and a proven plan for surviving an active shooter event. Strategies taught are practical and easily applied in schools, businesses, civic or faith-based organizations, hospitals, and other settings

South Carolina is among the first states to train and adopt the ALERRT curriculum as the state standard in active shooter response. In March of 2013, the FBI announced that ALERRT™ is the national standard through which they are training their agents.

Since 2002, the Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT)™ Program at Texas State University has been used to train law enforcement officers across the nation in how to rapidly respond to dangerous active threat situations. Over the years we’ve seen response times shorten and the capabilities of law enforcement increase. As a result of increased public awareness, many citizens have asked what individuals can do protect themselves and reduce the dangers faced during one of these events. As a result, Avoid/Deny/Defend™ has been developed as an easy to remember method for individuals to follow. CRASE is designed and built on the Avoid, Deny, Defend strategy developed by ALERRT.

Join us for our training on April 6th, 9:30 am.