Who We Are


LSU-NCBRT/ACE is a nationally recognized center for emergency preparedness and response training located at Louisiana State University’s flagship campus in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. We provide mobile training to both the national and international emergency response community. Together with our stakeholders, we challenge ourselves each day to influence human safety, security, and resilience in a positive manner.

LSU-NCBRT/ACE has expertise in research, development, and delivery of training in the areas of law enforcement, biological incidents, food and agriculture safety and security, and instructional design and methodology. We also have diverse experience in technical assistance, project development, and program evaluation. We work with both public and private sectors around the world, providing customized training to suit individual needs.


As the future changes our lives daily and delivers complex challenges which threaten our personal, national, and international safety and security, we at LSU-NCBRT/ACE instill a devotion to excellence in our work toward a culture of resilience, preparedness, and response capabilities that is second to none.

We continuously develop new and innovative approaches to new world problems by capitalizing on our successes, failures we observe, and ever-evolving complexities that seem to envelop our day-to-day lives. Whether it is protecting our children in schools, training responders in new and advanced approaches, or lending our expertise to foreign allies, we remain committed to development and delivery of the best training and educational practices in order to maintain our values and freedoms.

The ability to deliver advanced national standards of training to state, local, tribal, and territorial jurisdictions is the building block of successful integrated responses to high consequence events, preventing and deterring plots of terror, and maintaining a safe and resilient society. As these events continue to change, so must the tactics we develop to foil and lessen their impact on the world.


The vision of LSU-NCBRT/ACE is to reduce threats to human safety, security, and critical infrastructure globally.


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.


LSU-NCBRT/ACE was established in 1998 with funding from the Department of Justice’s National Domestic Preparedness Office to develop and deliver counterterrorism training to state, local, tribal, and territorial response agencies. Since that time, NCBRT/ACE has received additional funding from the US Departments of Justice, Homeland Security, State and Defense. LSU-NCBRT/ACE remains a primary training partner under DHS for FEMA’s National Training and Education Division (NTED), having trained over 375,000 students throughout the United States and its territories under this federal grant program.

To support its mission, LSU-NCBRT/ACE has a staff of 58 full-time employees and more than 280 adjunct instructors throughout the US who work in various fields, ranging from traditional emergency response functions such as law enforcement, emergency medical services, and public health to school specific fields including school administration, emergency management, and school resource officers.

Louisiana State University

3190 Pleasant Hall
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803

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