NEWTON, NJ – On September 9, 10, & 11, Sussex County Community College (SCCC) acted as a host site for the FBI’s Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training or commonly referred to as ALERRT. Law enforcement officers from around the region attended this active shooter training, which is critical to teaching the skills and techniques on how to safely and effectively respond to an active shooter event.
This training is a National initiative through a cooperative venture with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the U.S. Department of Justice’s – Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA). The BJA and the FBI, hope to better prepare law enforcement professional should the unthinkable happen in the community. The Sussex County Chief’s Association brought this initiative to Sussex County, and worked closely with the College to facilitate this training.
SCCC has placed a high priority on emergency preparedness, and has instituted significant upgrades and initiatives in safety and security on campus. Regional Law Enforcement exercises at the College are one of those initiatives. This was a significant cooperative venture that supports the goal of strengthening the safety & wellbeing of the College and the community. SCCC is thankful for the assistance of the Sussex County Chief’s Association and the Newton Police Department in bringing this training to campus.