The following training opportunities, unless noted otherwise, are for full-time law enforcement officials. Please note most courses offer FREE registration.
ALERRT Level 2 Medical Response Tactics
July 20-21, 2015 (Public Safety Academy, Fort Wayne) (Click Here To Register)
Course Description: “The fate of the wounded rests with the one who applies the first dressing.” (Nicholas Senn, M.D., 1898). First responders are being trained to quickly enter into harm’s way to neutralize a shooter and save the lives of innocent victims. In many circumstances, formally trained medical personnel will not or cannot be on the scene immediately to provide casualty care. First responders must be educated and trained in point-of-wounding casualty care techniques to save lives. The course curriculum includes T-ECC based Self-Aid/Buddy-Aid techniques including hemorrhage control and tourniquets, bandaging, airway management, triaging, casualty collection points, and casualty evacuation methods. The course includes “force-on-force” mass casualty scenarios where the student will not only have to neutralize the threat but also treat the wounded, establish casualty collection points, conduct hasty triage, and integrate responses with EMS/Fire personnel.
Required Equipment: Good attitude, open mind, pen and paper, duty gear, body armor, groin protection, and appropriate clothing for "force-on-force" training (i.e. long sleeve shirt, gloves, etc.). Head, eye, and throat protection will be provided by ALERRT.
Course Length: 2 days/16 hours
Prerequisite: ALERRT Basic Active Shooter Level I OR equivalent active shooter course
Plain Clothes Response to Violent Encounters
August 25, 2015 (Allen County Sheriff's Range) (CLICK HERE TO REGISTER)
August 26, 2015 (South Bend Police FOP Range) (CLICK HERE TO REGISTER)
This course is designed to provide officers with the knowledge, physical skills and mindset on how to respond to violent encounters, including active shooter situations, when armed but not in uniform. Not only must plain clothes officers be prepared to engage a deadly force threat against themselves or third parties, a secondary threat to the plain clothes officers, that of responding uniformed officers to the scene, must be properly and safely addressed. A key learning objective for this course is to address the increase of “blue-on-blue” shootings where uniformed law enforcement officers shoot off-duty police officers who have intervened in a situation. Concepts and principals of off-duty/plain clothes response options are discussed to mitigate this tragedy from occurring.
This fast-paced course also includes instruction on various concealment techniques, weapon and holster selection as well as additional equipment considerations. A variety of concealable Safariland holsters will be available for students to use and test during the course. Dynamic courses of fire are conducted engaging threats in a variety of real world drills including force on contact exercises.
- Good attitude, open mind, pen and paper, eye and ear protection, hydration system, and appropriate clothing for range work. Some students have found this course to be physically challenging and students attending should be able walk moderate distances, jog, kneel, and lift moderate weight.
- Handgun with at least 3 magazines or speed loaders chambered in .380, .38, .357, .40, .45 or .9mm. If your primary off-duty or concealed weapon is a small-frame handgun, students are encouraged to bring a mid to large frame handgun and concealment holster to evaluate and compare.
- A strong side concealment holster made for the student’s handgun configured so that the weapon can be re-holstered (does not collapse when the weapon is drawn) with one hand.
- At least two shirts to cover and conceal handgun. One should be a button-down type shirt or jacket and one should be a t-shirt or polo-style shirt.
- 400 rounds of ammunition for weapon
Annual Law Enforcement Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana September 9-11, 2015 (CLICK HERE TO REGISTER)
This event is open to law enforcement officials, prosecutors, probation/parole officers and victim advocates. Throughout this 2 ½ day event, you will have the opportunity to network with fellow law enforcement officials from the State of Indiana. We are expecting this event to fill all 400 plus slots very quickly.
This year’s event is a combined partnership between the Northern and Southern District of Indiana U.S. Attorney’s Offices and the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute. Since the 2014 event was such a success, we have continued to combine forces to focus on one main conference that will bring law enforcement throughout the State together as a unified front to address key law enforcement issues related to; terrorism, active shooters, survival and much more.
ALERRT Exterior Response to Active Shooter Events
September 16-18, 2015 (Muscatatuck Urban Training Facility, Butlerville, Indiana (CLICK HERE TO REGISTER)
September 21-23, 2015 (Allen County Sheriffs Department, Fort Wayne, Indiana (CLICK HERE TO REGISTER)
Course Description: This course is designed to prepare first responders for an open-air active shooter encounter. It addresses a wide range of tactics and techniques when dealing with an exterior armed aggressor. This hands on course will cover equipment selection, vehicle ambushes, medical emergencies, mounted and dismounted officer/citizen down rescue, dismounted 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.
Recommended Equipment: Good attitude, open mind, pen and paper, duty gear, clothing conducive for crawling around on the ground, water and or hydration system, body armor, long gun (if issued), and inclement weather gear (majority of course is outside regardless of weather conditions).
If you are not on the U.S. Attorney's email list for law enforcement training and wish to attend any of these course or be added to the list please contact Law Enforcement Coordinator Ryan Holmes at 219-937-5500 or by email.