Lee County deputies complete new active shooter training - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

Lee County deputies complete new active shooter training

LEE COUNTY, AL (WTVM) -

Deputies from the Lee County Sheriff's took over Beauregard Elementary School this week to complete ALERRT training.

"It is geared specifically toward preparing first responders to engage and neutralize, as quickly possible, any active shooter type threat at any location," explains Lee County Sheriff Jay Jones.

ALERRT is an acronym for Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training and it is the first year this method has been required by the state.

Alabama has set a goal of having all state certified law enforcement personnel trained to the ALERRT method which has emerged as the national standard for active shooter response.

"We are training to meet the threat and we're prepared to meet that and we will if and when the time comes," says Corporal Dan Scivicque of the Lee County Sheriff's Department.

70 Lee County Sheriff deputies have completed the 16 hour course.

During the training they used weapons and ammunition called "simunitions," or plastic bullets, allowing each deputy to use a duty weapon that is the exact same size and weight. 

"It will extend a projectile down rage when they fire, of course not it's not a live round, but it makes it more of a real scenario. It gets their heart beating and it gets them thinking."

"We take this type of training very seriously," explains Scivicque, "We realize this is an incident that can occur in Lee County, even though it hasn't, but we are training for that contingency so we are the best prepared we can be."

Copyright 2013 WTVM. All rights reserved. 

  • LocalMore>>

  • Russell County sheriff grabs golf clubs to raise money

    Russell County sheriff grabs golf clubs to raise money

    Friday, August 18 2017 11:12 PM EDT2017-08-19 03:12:39 GMT
    (Source: WTVM)(Source: WTVM)

    Although many recognize Heath Taylor as the Sheriff in Russell county, tonight hes took on a different role and grabbed a set of golf clubs to take a swing at raising money for the community. The Russell County Commission holding their annual fund-raising golf tournament at Lakewood Golf Course beginning at 6:30 p.m. this evening. The commission is responsible for maintaining the historical sites in the area according to Taylor. Tonight's fundraiser is the first annual night time g...

    More >>

    Although many recognize Heath Taylor as the Sheriff in Russell county, tonight hes took on a different role and grabbed a set of golf clubs to take a swing at raising money for the community. The Russell County Commission holding their annual fund-raising golf tournament at Lakewood Golf Course beginning at 6:30 p.m. this evening. The commission is responsible for maintaining the historical sites in the area according to Taylor. Tonight's fundraiser is the first annual night time g...

    More >>
  • SPORTS OVERTIME: Week 1 Final Scores

    SPORTS OVERTIME: Week 1 Final Scores

    Saturday, August 19 2017 12:44 AM EDT2017-08-19 04:44:37 GMT
    (Source: WTVM)(Source: WTVM)

    It's been a long wait, but wait finally comes to an end, at least for Georgia high school football teams. 

    More >>

    It's been a long wait, but wait finally comes to an end, at least for Georgia high school football teams. 

    More >>
  • Dunham's Sports celebrates grand opening in LaGrange

    Dunham's Sports celebrates grand opening in LaGrange

    Friday, August 18 2017 11:33 PM EDT2017-08-19 03:33:15 GMT
    (Source: WTVM)(Source: WTVM)

    Dunham's Sports celebrates grand opening in LaGrange  Dunham’s Sports the grand opening of its LaGrange location Friday. 

    More >>

    Dunham's Sports celebrates grand opening in LaGrange  Dunham’s Sports the grand opening of its LaGrange location Friday. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly