The National Law Enforcement Academy Resource Network (NLEARN) published an article (December 15, 2014) supporting ALERT International…

              ALERT International – EVOC Trainers

This organization will be of interest to all instructors and policy makers involved in any way with emergency vehicle response operation.

The mission of the organization is ambitious and vital:

“A.L.E.R.T. International is dedicated to the encouragement and correlation of research and development as well as the sharing of information, ideas and innovations in the area of emergency vehicle response operation. Additionally, A.L.E.R.T.’s mission is to provide assistance to states in establishing effective and defensible standards for employment and training of law enforcement officers in the field of emergency vehicle operations. Another aspect of the mission is the promotion of a positive, professional image of emergency response trainers.”

The website contains lesson plans, video and links to other training resources.  A Message Board allows trainers to exchange ideas and best practices.  The organization hosts an annual training conference for EVOC instructors.

If you would like to help influence standards and training for emergency vehicle response operations, you will want to be sure and investigate this organization.

See also the ‘Academy Director’s Forum Bulletin Board’ under the ‘Traffic Safety Training’ topic heading.

For more information on NLEARN go to  http://www.NLEARN.org