On August 20, 2014, the Alabama Peace Officers’ Standards and Training Commission (APOSTC) voted unanimously to require that all certified law enforcement officers receive a minimum of sixteen (16) hours of Active Shooter Training. The requirement provides that the Chief Law Enforcement Officer (CLEO) of the law enforcement agency shall determine who in his/her agency are responders to or, are likely to be responders to an Active Shooter situation and are therefore required to complete Active Shooter Training.
The Active Shooter training discipline (example the ALERRT program) will be determined by the CLEO. Once the active shooter training has been completed, the law enforcement agency is required to record the training in the ePOST / AELECTS system as continuing education, using the description “Active Shooter Training” followed by the name of the program. ALERRT Active Shooter training is required in the Basic (520 hour) Law Enforcement Academy and in the Lateral Entry / Refresher Course (95 hour) training programs. Active Shooter Training received in the academy programs satisfies the Commission’s requirement for Active Shooter Training. Any officer requiring this training may contact any of the APOSTC training academies to schedule your attendance.
NOTE: ANY OFFICER WHO RECEIVED AT LEAST 16 HOURS OF ACTIVE SHOOTER TRAINING, IN AN APPROVED DISCIPLINE, PRIOR TO THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS REQUIREMENT, IS DEEMED TO HAVE SATISFIED THIS REQUIREMENT.