Law Enforcement Active Shooter Training Conducted in Lakeport
LAKEPORT, Calif --- The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) instructed two 16-hour Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT) sessions in Lakeport this week. The training at Clear Lake High School was coordinated by the Lakeport Police Department during the school’s spring break.
This program is the national standard, research-based active shooter response training for peace officers. Officers are trained to respond alone or to respond with a group of officers to an active shooter call with the priority of stopping the threat.
ALERRT is based at Texas State University and certified for credit by the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST).
Sixty officers from eight local and state agencies attended this training, including Lakeport Police Department, Clearlake Police Department, California State Parks – Clear Lake Sector, California Highway Patrol – Clear Lake Area, Lake County District Attorney – Investigations, Lake County Probation Department, Lake County Sheriff’s Office, and the California Department of Corrections Parole Division.
Four of these courses have been held in Lakeport in previous years, training 115 officers.
The Lakeport Police Department sincerely thanks the FBI, ALERRT, POST, the attending agencies, and the Lakeport Unified Safety Committee, Lakeport Unified School District and Clear Lake High School for making this valuable training happen to further our ongoing and combined efforts to keep our schools and communities safe.