Feds May Expand ‘Active Shooter’ Training at Texas School


A law enforcement training center based at Texas State University in San Marcos may receive millions of federal dollars to support programs that train officers how to handle situations like the recent Fort Hood shooting, reports the Texas Tribune. U. S. Attorney General Eric Holder this week cited the shooting as he asked Congress to authorize a combined $15 million for “active shooter response training” and other officer safety initiatives.

Texas State University is the national leader for active shooter training programs funded by the Department of Justice. It has trained more than 50,000 officers nationwide in the past decade, using more than $30 million in state and federal grant money. Active shooter training teaches law enforcement how to isolate, distract and neutralize an active shooter. It also shows officers how to effectively enter and move around a room when they're handling a situation alone.

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