Texas Law Enforcement May Apply ALERRT Travel Assistance


Agencies can also apply for the Bullet-Resistant Shield Grant program for next year.

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas law enforcement can now request travel assistance for Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT), according to a press release Wednesday from Governor Greg’s office. Abbott.

Agencies can also apply for the state’s Bullet-Resistance Shield grant program for fiscal year 2023.

In June, Texas transferred $105.5 million to support school safety and metal health initiatives. This amount included $3 million for local law enforcement to offset travel costs for ALERRT training and $50 million for bulletproof shields.

“These new funds will give law enforcement officers expanded access to training for active shooter scenarios, as well as essential protective equipment. I encourage all law enforcement agencies and local government entities eligible to apply for this additional funding as we work together to keep all Texans safe,” Abbott said in a statement.

ALERRT training aims to teach first responders effective strategies for responding to attacks, including school shootings. The training is conducted by veteran first responders and has served more than 200,000 first responders across the United States, according to Abbott’s office.

Following the mass shooting in Uvalde, Abbott directed ALERRT programs to provide training to all school districts in Texas, prioritizing school-based law enforcement. Abbott’s office said throughout the summer, ALERRT trained more than 3,000 agents, delivered dozens of courses and is currently planning more than 100 courses in the coming months.

Abbott’s office said ALERRT travel assistance requests are open to independent school districts, local government units, colleges and other educational institutions that manage law enforcement. . Requests for assistance can only be submitted after receipt of confirmation of registration for an ALERRT course.

The deadline to submit and certify an application is August 31, 2023.

Independent school districts, local government units, the Texas Department of Public Safety, and other educational institutions that operate law enforcement agencies may also apply for a grant to equip officers with face shields. balls. The deadline to submit and certify an application for priority review is September 16, 2022. Additional application periods may be open based on funding approvals, according to the governor’s office.

All officers with a grant-funded bulletproof shield must have completed 16 hours of ALERRT training within the past 24 months or be committed to participating within the next 24 months.

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