Starting Feb. 5, residents may see a large number of police vehicles and hear what sounds like ammunition at the former Northside/Guajardo Elementary School location (2300 21st St. N.), as the Texas City Police Department
conducts ALERRT Training.
This is only training. There is no need for any concern or action.
It will take place indoors at on:
- February 12-15
- February 19-22
This training is vital to help keep our schools safe; please avoid the area on the above dates. Access will only be granted to registered and approved attendees.
What is ALERRT? It stands for Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training. In this active shooter training, first responders go through mock offices and classrooms where they learn the best way to stop an attacker, treat the injured, and establish control of the perimeter. Props like dummy IEDs, mannequins, rubber ammunition and medical equipment add to the reality.
ALERRT was put in place to have a standard of how to treat active attacks so that no matter where the threat occurs, all agencies respond in the same manner and can work together.