TCSO Ready to Train Community On Active Shooter Situations
Two Toombs County Sheriff’s Office (TCSO) officers participated in instructor training for active shooter situations last month, preparing them to provide this training to businesses, companies, schools, and/or law enforcement agencies.
TCSO Training Officer Kevin Collins and Investigator Jason McCoy both serve as certified law enforcement instructors to the area, as they attend trainings to be able to teach and guide the TCSO and other agencies in various endeavors.
Collins and McCoy received training on how to handle an active shooter situation, as well as instructional techniques and methods in force-on-force scenario development, safety protocols and procedures, graded participant teachbacks, graded participantled forceonforce scenarios, remediation, video debrief, course critiques, and evaluations. After attending this training, Collins and McCoy are now certified to train law enforcement and the civilian work force about active shooter scenarios.
During their most recent training with the ALERRT (Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training) program, the men gained knowledge on not only after-action lessons from agencies that have been involved in active shooter situations, but also on the new criminal justice research department, which ALERRT uses to evaluate and enhance the overall understanding of active shooter events to assist in improving law enforcement best practices.
The ALERRT program was created in 2002 as a partnership between Texas State University and law enforcement to address the need for active shooter response training. The ALERRT program is considered the national standard in active shooter response training by the FBI. Collins and McCoy will now provide this training through ALERRT to the community for businesses, companies, schools, or law enforcement agencies that request it. If interested in receiving this training, call instructor Collins or Mc-Coy at (912) 526-6778.