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ALERRT ERASE - Exterior Response to Active Shooter Events

ALERRT ERASE - Exterior Response to Active Shooter Events

  • Location TBD, VA - 09/2/2024 04:00 AM
  • Location TBD, VA - 12/4/2024 03:00 AM


The Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services is pleased to annouce the delivery of the ALERRT ERASE - Exterior Response to Active Shooter Events course in our statewide initiative promoting national standard levels of training, specifically within the area of active attacks. Virginia has taken the position to lead the way as a model in providing active attack instruction for our law enforcement/public safety members in the continued efforts of building resiliency and continuity when faced with mitigation of these events. This dynamic course of instruction is designed to prepare first responders for an open-air active shooter encounter. This hands-on course will cover equipment selection, vehicle ambushes, medical emergencies, vehicle and dismounted officer/citizen down rescue, individual/team movement techniques, and emergency vehicle crisis response. Some participants attending this course have found it to be physically challenging. Officers attending this course should be able to walk moderate distances, jog, kneel, crawl, and lift moderate weight. This is an outside class and is routinely conducted during inclement weather conditions.


24 hours/3 days

Registration begins at 7:30 am. Course will run from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Class Size



Sworn law enforcement officer

Credentials will be required for admittance.

Required Equipment

Good attitude, open mind, pen and paper, duty gear, clothing conducive for crawling around on the ground, water and or hydration system, eye protection, gloves, body armor, long gun (if issued), groin protection for force-on-force simmunitions (day 3 only), and inclement weather gear (majority of course is outside regardless of weather conditions). 

Cost and Registration

There is no registration fee for this course. Pre-registration is required.

Please note that the DCJS registration system does not have the capacity to sort eligible from ineligible registrants. Therefore, anyone who registers will receive a confirmation. All registrants will be notified whether or not they have been accepted via the email address provided during registration.


For More Information, Contact:

Adam Keene, Active Attack Program Manager
Email Adam