BRTC seeks professional development accreditation for educator active shooter training

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In the wake of a rash of mass shootings around the country including those at schools, the Black River Technical College Law Enforcement Training Academy (LETA) has developed Active Shooter Training for Educators. And educators who take the course may soon get professional development credits.

The curriculum contains the most current guidelines established by the United States Department of Homeland Security, according to BRTC.

Educators will be taught how to identify threats, secure classrooms, and react to active shooter events.  This four-hour course will be submitted to the Arkansas Department of Education for approval for professional development. A timetable for approval was not released.

BRTC LETA Instructors have been offering the training for ten years to interested schools in order to provide the safest atmosphere for children to learn. However, the course was not eligible for professional development credit.

For more information about the LETA program offered at BRTC, contact Bridgette Rose at (870) 248-4000, ext. 4190 or by email at [email protected].

Founded in 1971 as a vocational college, BRTC operates a main campus in Pocahontas and has a satellite campus in Paragould. It offers a host of two-year degree programs along with vocation certifications.