Active Shooter/School Safety

Course Description: Train armed citizens in the fundamentals of active shooter response. The course was developed by Texas Department of Public Safety in accordance with Texas Government Code §411.1901 to teach employees of a school district or open-enrollment charter school about responsibilities related to school safety. The course content is applicable to anyone defending any facility (church, office, school or home) against an active shooter threat.

This course is designed for a minimum of fifteen (15) hours, maximum twenty (20) hours of classroom instruction, written examinations, practical exercises and the proficiency demonstration. 

This course includes the 4 hour lecture-only Civilian Response to Active Shooter Event (CRASE) presentation developed by the Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT) Center at Texas State University. The CRASE presentation is suitable for all audiences (armed and unarmed), and can be offered as a stand alone event for those only wanting a half day training.

For those wanting a one day course suitable for both armed and unarmed individuals, the CRASE course can be combined with a two hour "Stop the Bleed" presentation on medical skills, and two hours of content from the DPS class.

Carry permit holders seeking instruction in active shooter response should attend the entire 2 day course.

The range portion of this course goes beyond the License To Carry minimum standards, teaching presentation from concealment, shooting from cover and other skills. To meet state standards, students must also pass the Texas License to Carry shooting test with a score of 90% or higher (225 points) and complete a 120 round Shooting Under Duress shooting exercise developed by DPS for this course. Students in the KR Training version of this course will also shoot the handgun qualification courses of fire used by the FBI and a police department from a major Texas city.

Topics: The Active Shooter Event, Human Response, Avoid, Deny, Defense, Interaction with First Responders, Shooting Under Duress, roleplaying exercises.

Length: 15-20 hours.

For prices and upcoming course dates, check the schedule page.

Prerequisites: Texas License to Carry a Handgun

Required Equipment: Handgun, quality belt holster (kydex or leather, must cover trigger guard, must be possible to reholster one handed), 2 or more magazines, 300 rounds of handgun ammunition. Eye and ear protection.

See the general policies page for suggestions on food, drink, clothing, etc.

Taught by:  Karl Rehn and Paul Martin

Facility: A-Zone Range

Additional information:

In 2013, the Texas Legislature passed SB 1857, entitled "The Texas School Safety Training Act." This bill established a process by which license to carry (LTC) instructors can provide a state certified training program for school districts and school employees who wish to have employees with LTCs carry handguns on campus.

In 2017, DPS began offering an instructor certification course to a limited number of License To Carry instructors. KR Training has 3 instructors certified to offer the School Safety course: Karl Rehn, Paul Martin and Tina Maldonado.

Karl is also certified by ALERRT to teach the CRASE presentation, and Paul is certified to teach the Stop the Bleed course.