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December 9th, 2010
Doggett meets with local law enforcement


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Hays County District Attorney Sherri Tibbe, San Marcos police Cmdr. Penny Dunn and Diana Hendricks, Texas State University’s Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT) communications director, traveled to Washington for the 2010 Bureau of Justice Assistance National Conference. While in D.C., they met with U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett to discuss federal support for local law enforcement efforts in San Marcos and Hays County.

They also discussed with Rep. Doggett the success of the ALERRT program in equipping military and law enforcement first responders with the latest skills and tactics they need to respond to violent acts and “active shooters” in the local community and beyond.

“ALERRT is a unique Central Texas resource that is assuring safer schools and communities across America and the world,” said Rep. Doggett. “By assuring our nation’s war-fighters and first responders have the tools they need to stay safe, ALERRT is playing a big part in keeping our families in safe hands.”

Last year, two of the heroes of the mass shooting at Fort Hood, Sgt. Kimberley Munley and Sgt. Mark Todd, successfully completed ALERRT training.

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