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ALERRT SORD - Solo Officer Rapid Deployment

ALERRT SORD - Solo Officer Rapid Deployment

  • New Kent, VA
  • Ashburn, VA


The Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services is pleased to announce the delivery of the ALERRT SORD - Solo Officer Rapid Deployment 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 provide the solo officer (off-duty/plain clothes /uniform) with the knowledge, physical skills, and mind set on how to isolate, distract, or neutralize an armed threat like an active shooter. This course will cover reasons to carry for off-duty and plain clothes officers, levels of intervention, deadly force policies and case studies, ergonomic considerations for plain clothes carry, options for mitigating the occurrence of blue on blue shootings, concepts and principles of solo officer movement, threshold evaluation, setting up for and room entry techniques, post engagement priorities of work, and incident management. Day one includes live fire training and day two culminates with dynamic force on force scenarios.


16 hours/2 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 firearm (pistol), duty CONCEALMENT gear, Civilian clothing or cover garments. No marked training uniforms. Participants will be responsible for providing their own ammunition for duty weapons. (The round count fluctuates, depending on the weapon, but we usually advocate 250-300 rounds per person for Day 1 live fire range.)

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