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Safety Training Resources

UPD offers a variety of in-person civilian training for the university community. Find info about these opportunities at Safety Training Classes:

  • Personal Safety
  • Alcohol Awareness
  • Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events 
  • Identity Theft
  • and other presentations for faculty, staff and students

These brief videos give you tools to protect yourself during emergencies.

Avoid, Deny, Defend: Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events

Learn evidence-based strategies for surviving an active shooter event.

Note: This staged video contains scenes that viewers may find disturbing.

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 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.  As we’ve seen that hiding and hoping isn’t a very effective strategy.

Avoid, Deny, Defend

ALERRT Research

Get an overview of the avoid-deny-defend strategies and learn about the research behind them from Texas State’s Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training Center, a nationally recognized safety resource.

Video training from Texas State University

ALERRT Research