Rep. Doggett Announces $9.8 Million for ALERRT Center
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) today announced a $9.8 million award that Texas State University’s Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT) Center will receive, funded by the Department of Justice. The program aims to provide multi-disciplinary, scenario-based active shooter training to first responders. The funds announced today will expand training for roughly 17,000 additional first responders.
“Initially created in response to a troubling event in Hays County, ALERRT has saved many lives through its valuable training. At a time when there is so much concern about gun violence and a Governor unwilling to take reasonable action to prevent another tragedy, I am pleased that these funds will ensure more of our first responders are prepared to respond to the inevitable next active shooter event,” said Rep. Doggett.
Congressman Doggett has been a longtime supporter of ALERRT, securing significant federal funding since its founding in 2002.
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