Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) Train-The-Trainer Course

Since 2002, the Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT)™ Program at Texas State University has been used to train law enforcement officers across the nation in how to rapidly respond to dangerous active threat situations. Over the years, we’ve seen response times shorten and the capabilities of law enforcement increase. As a result of increased public awareness, many citizens, including educators and administrators, have asked what individuals can do protect themselves and reduce the dangers faced during one of these events. Avoid | Deny | Defend™ has been developed as an easy to remember method for individuals to follow.

Law enforcement officers and agencies are frequently requested by schools and community members for direction and presentations on what they should do if confronted with an active shooter event. The Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) course, designed and built on the Avoid, Deny, Defend (ADD) strategy developed by ALERRT in 2004, provides strategies, guidance and a proven plan for surviving an active shooter event.

To support this effort, the Texas School Safety Center, in collaboration with the ALERRT Program will be offering school-based law enforcement, school administrators, school safety personnel, and educators, a series of CRASE Train-the-Trainer courses.

This course will cover:

  • The history and prevalence of active shooter events, civilian response options, medical issues, and considerations for conducting drills.
  • Simple steps that help in survival in your schools and workplace.
  • Participants in this four hour Train-the-Trainer course will receive a manual and Power Point presentation suitable for use in their own presentations.


December 3, 2018 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM ESC Region 11

1451 S. Cherry Lane
White Settlement, Texas 76108

December 4, 2018 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM ESC Region 12

2101 W Loop 340
Waco, Texas 76712

January 16, 2019 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM ESC Region 13

5701 Springdale Road
Austin, Texas 78723

February 26, 2019 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM Liberty Alumni Hall (Alvin ISD)

10855 Iowa Colony Blvd.
Rosharon, Texas 77583

February 27, 2019 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM ESC Region 19

6611 Boeing Drive
El Paso, Texas 79925

April 26, 2019 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM Hays County Government Center

712 S. Stagecoach Trail
San Marcos, Texas 78666
(Course Full)

*Must attend entire training to be eligible to receive four hours TCOLE Credit.

**No cost to attend course. Registration is required.

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For more information about this course, please contact Cynthia J. Arredondo at or (512) 245-3908.