FBI to conduct ‘rapid response’ training for college police at JCSU next week

If you see FBI agents and other cops crawling all over Johnson C. Smith University on Monday and Tuesday, don’t be alarmed.

It’s just the FBI training officers from four of Mecklenburg County’s college campuses about rapid responses. Called ALERTT (Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training), the program was developed and is based at Texas State University and has trained 60,000 first responders.

It’s been adopted by the FBI as the national standard for special agent tactical instructors.

The training, an active shooter response, will be focused in and around JCSU’s Myers Hall. It will include classroom instruction and tactical scenarios. Campus police officers from JCSU, UNC Charlotte, Davidson College and Queens University of Charlotte will take part.

JCSU students and campus neighbors have been notified about the training exercise.

David Perlmutt