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ProActive Response Group

Greenville, SC April 11, 2019 – ProActive Response Group, a local organization that provides Active Shooter Response Training to schools, companies, religious establishments, and industrial facilities, has received official recognition by SLED for its training curriculum, which is compliant with SLED standards. ProActive Response Group is the first organization in the state of South Carolina to hold this privilege.

SLED evaluated the training and materials and determined that the curriculum was “developmentally appropriate” and properly focused toward the staff with the intent of protecting students.

ProActive’s co-founders, Andy Sexton and Chad Ayers, are both retired police officers and SWAT team members who have developed the Active Shooter Response Training curriculum and now teach classes throughout South Carolina. “We’re honored to have achieved this recognition and look forward to providing lifesaving and empowering training to schools across this great state,” said Chad Ayers, Co-founder of ProActive Response Group.

ProActive Response Group’s compliance status with SLED is valid for one year and must be reevaluated and renewed annually.

Since Governor Henry McMaster signed into law Senate Bill 709 (Act 256) on July 12, 2018, South Carolina public schools are required to hold two active shooter/intruder drills per year. Any school that would like to receive Active Shooter Response Training through ProActive Response Group can contact them by phone at (888) 512-3530 or by email at info@proactiverg.com.


ProActive Response Group’s Training Program Achieves SLED-Curriculum-Compliance, First Organization in the State to Attain the Title



Chad Ayers

Chad Ayers served as Sheriff’s Deputy for Greenville County in South Carolina for 12 years. He has worked undercover in multiple state and federal investigations and in high-pressure environments, including active shooter events and hostage negotiations. Chad was a member of the SWAT team, where he served as assistant team leader and also assisted in the creation and implementation of the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office active shooter response program. Chad starred in season one of A&E TV’s Emmy-winning documentary LIVEPD and is a frequent guest commentator for FOX News, Law & Crime Network, and On Patrol Live.


Andy Sexton

Andy Sexton spent 12 years with the Greenville County Sheriff’s office in South Carolina, where he held the rank of Uniform Patrol Sergeant. His experience includes serving as an assistant SWAT team leader, involvement in high-risk incidents, including hostage rescues and the protection of dignitaries, working in criminal investigations (including armed robbery and homicide), and serving on the training committee for the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office.

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