Dare County Sheriff’s Office Hosts Alert Training at Two Dare County Schools
- Contact Kevin Duprey, Captain
The Dare County Sheriff’s Office in North Carolina (NC) hosted an Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT) during the week of June 27 –July 1, 2016. The class was taught by Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Instructors from the North Carolina Charlotte FBI Division. The training which lasted 2 days each, with the last day being for supervisors, was conducted at Cape Hatteras Secondary and First Flight High Schools. The training was open to all Law Enforcement in the area. There were officers from Nags Head Police Dept, Kill Devil Hills Police Dept, Kitty Hawk Police Dept, Duck Police Dept, North Carolina Alcohol Law Enforcement, North Carolina Highway Patrol, North Carolina Marine Fisheries, United States National Park Service, United States Coast Guard, Coast Guard Investigative Services, Vidant Police and Dare County Sheriff’s Office.
ALERRT is based on an integrated response to active shooters provided by Texas State University. The training brings all types of Law Enforcement together to provide a similar foundation on how to respond to an active shooter. The officers that attended had a short time in the classroom learning before conducting movement drills to include simunition based scenarios. The Sheriff’s Office is glad we were able to bring this course to Dare County and have all the agencies that could attend do so. Training together for something we hope never happens strengthens the response if it does. We want to thank the Dare County Schools for allowing us to use their facilities and their eagerness for us to be there. We also want to thank the FBI instructors for taking the time to come to Dare County to provide the training. Lastly, thank you to all the officers in Dare County that come to work every day keeping our community safe.