National Sheriffs’ Association Recognizes LSU’s NCBRT/Academy of Counter-Terrorist Education’s Active Shooter Training



BATON ROUGE – LSU’s National Center for Biomedical Research and Training/Academy of Counter-Terrorist Education, or LSU NCBRT/ACE, law enforcement training program has recently been recognized as a high-quality training program by the National Sheriffs’ Association. 

The National Sheriffs' Association, or NSA, is dedicated to serving the Office of Sheriff and its affiliates through law enforcement education and training, and through the provision of general law enforcement informational resources. NSA represents thousands of sheriffs, deputies and other law enforcement, public safety professionals and concerned citizens nationwide.

The NSA recognition demonstrates the organization’s confidence in LSU NCBRT/ACE’s training product. The NSA has recognized that this is the highest level quality training that can be provided to prepare the nation’s law enforcement and first responders for challenges they may face.

Of the 11 law enforcement training courses recognized by the NSA, the Law Enforcement Active Shooter Emergency Response, or LASER, and the Critical Decision Making for Complex Coordinated Attacks courses are the most highly demanded courses offered by LSU NCBRT/ACE. These two courses aim to increase the capabilities of law enforcement and emergency responders to respond to an active shooter or active threat incident. In addition to receiving this recognition from the NSA, several states have adopted the LASER program as their statewide active shooter training program.

LSU NCBRT/ACE delivers specialized training to the nation’s emergency responders and works diligently to achieve unmatched quality in all class deliveries. Recognition by the NSA is a testament to the quality, professionalism and value of the DHS-funded training courses provided by LSU NCBRT/ACE. With more than 300 national experts serving as instructors, LSU NCBRT/ACE provides instructor-led courses directly to requesting agencies or departments at their local jurisdiction.

“We are very proud of our active shooter and complex coordinated attacks training we provide,” said Jeff Mayne, LSU NCBRT/ACE director. “Having the National Sheriffs’ Association recognize the LASER course in addition to the other law enforcement trainings we offer nationally is an honor. This acknowledgement expresses both LSU NCBRT/ACE and NSA’s commitment to our nation’s safety and security. We are proud to be associated with and recognized by the NSA and look forward to continuing to serve the law enforcement community.”

“I think the recognition of LSU NCBRT/ACE’s law enforcement courses by the NSA is exciting as it underscores the quality of programs implemented by NCBRT on behalf of the National Training and Education Division,” said Scott Kelberg, acting director for the National Training and Education Division at FEMA. “I am proud of our law enforcement partnerships and the professional growth these programs are allowing us to achieve.”

According to Michael Brown, director of professional development for NSA, the organization has enjoyed the pleasure of working with LSU to provide quality training to law enforcement professionals for over 15 years.

Moreover, Brown recognized LSU NCBRT/ACE “for its efforts that are a testament to their dedication to our law enforcement community, who are committed to maintaining the safety and security of the people they proudly serve. On behalf of NSA and its more than 16,000 members, I applaud LSU, and I look forward to our continued partnership.”

The training programs provided by LSU NCBRT/ACE are funded through a Cooperative Endeavor Agreement with the United States Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency’s National Training and Education Division. 

For a complete list of LSU NCBRT/ACE’s law enforcement classes endorsed by the NSA, please visit our website,



The mission of LSU NCBRT/ACE is to influence, develop and deliver specialized training and education, providing the skills necessary to prepare for, respond to and recover from complex threats and high-consequence events.



Contact Jeff S. Mayne
LSU-NCBRT / Academy of Counter-Terrorist Education


Alison Satake
LSU Media Relations





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