November 4, 2019
ALICE Training Institute® and NaviGate Prepared® Join Forces for the Betterment of School and Community Safety
Today, ALICE Training Institute, the leading active shooter preparedness company in the U.S., announced the acquisition of NaviGate Prepared, whose emergency preparedness and threat assessment software platforms help K-12 school systems successfully manage the complexities associated with any school safety initiative. The combination of these two organizations, along with the acquisition of SafePlans™ earlier in the year, now provides K-12 school systems and their communities with a holistic, best in-class solution for emergency preparedness, threat assessment and active shooter training and response.
“We are excited to welcome NaviGate Prepared to the ALICE family as we continue to build out the emergency preparedness solutions schools and communities demand,” stated Dave Mueller, CEO of the ALICE Training Institute. “They are clearly the category leader of cloudbased emergency prevention and preparedness software and are used by a significant portion of the K-12 market.”
October 9, 2019
Today, the ALICE Training Institute, the original civilian active shooter response training company in the U.S., launched a strategic advisory board to guide the company’s efforts to better prepare communities for an active shooter scenario. This group of leading safety, education, and mental health experts will offer counsel and direction on best practices and key initiatives — with a focus on better solutions and outcomes.
The advisory board members are:
• Dana Carr, former Director, Health, Mental Health, Environmental Health, & PE Programs, U.S. Department of Education
• William Modzeleski, former Assistant Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools
• Charlie Rose, former General Counsel, U.S. Department of Education
• Max Schachter, Commissioner on the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission, and Founder & CEO of Safe Schools for Alex
October 3, 2019
ALICE Training Institute® Releases new K12 Student Curriculum to Help Teachers and Students Prepare for Emergencies
The ALICE Training Institute, the original civilian active shooter response training company in the U.S., released a new training curriculum specifically designed for K-12 students. The student curriculum, which is available in both English and Spanish, allows educators to provide the ALICE strategies in a consistent and age-appropriate way to all students.The curriculum was designed to take not just the age of the students into consideration, but their cognitive, behavioral and developmental ability level as well. The A
September 25, 2019
The ALICE Training Institute® Completes Statewide Training for Law Enforcement on Preparing Communities to Respond to Active Shooter in Arizona ALICE Training InstituteAcquires SafePlans
The ALICE Training Institute (www.alicetraining.com), the leading civilian active shooter preparedness company in the U.S., is pleased to announce the state of Arizona and Department of Public Safety conducted a statewide training for over 150 state, local, and tribal law enforcement officers last week. This event was designed to help local law enforcement prepare community organizations to successfully respond to an active shooter incident.
May 24, 2019
ALICE Training Institute, the original civilian proactive options-based active shooter response program has acquired SafePlans LLC, the creator of the Emergency Response Information Portal (ERIP).
The acquisition of SafePlans will extend and deepen ALICE’s reach in the K12 education sector. The products and services provided by ALICE and SafePlans are complementary and the combined businesses will offer unrivaled safety solutions for the educational organizations.
May 24, 2019
ALICE Training Institute® Releases Much Needed Safety Resources for Special Education Staff and Students
ALICE Training Institute, the original civilian active shooter response training company in the country, released active shooter response training resources for Special Education staff and students. As part of the product enhancements planned in 2019 the myriad of resources for students with special needs is the first to be released. We are proud to be providing the educators of our most vulnerable students with plans and resources to increase survivability in a violent intruder incident. As the leading active shooter response program, it is our responsibility to ensure the entire population of an organization is prepared.
May 7, 2019
ALICE Training Institute and NASRO the National Association of School Resource Officer are proud to announce Jason Seaman as the 2019 Jake Ryker Hero Award recipient. This is the 5th year for the Jake Ryker Hero Award ceremony which will be held at the 2019 NASRO National Conference. In May of 2018, a student entered Mr. Seaman’s 7th-grade class at Noblesville West Middle School and began to shoot. Jason distracted the shooter by throwing an object and charged the shooter as he began to discharge his weapon.
January 18, 2019
Independent Research Finds Traditional Lockdown is No Longer a Viable Stand-Alone Option in School Shootings
The Journal of School Violence published the scientific research evaluating the traditional lockdown adopted by many schools and found it is no longer a viable stand-alone option. The ALICE options-based strategies can save lives when used in an active shooter event. This independent peer-reviewed study suggests that options-based strategies be adopted over traditional lockdown training to create better outcomes.
December 3, 2018
The ALICE Training Institute has been awarded Expert status by AM Best as an Expert Service Provider in Security Consulting. AM Best, founded in 1899, is a worldwide company represented in 90 countries. AM Best rates insurance agencies as well as companies that provide services to the insurance industry.
August 24, 2018
ALICE Training Institute® Moves to New Headquarters to Accommodate Continued Growth and Help Save More Lives
ALICE Training Institute, the first civilian active shooter response training company in the country, announces it is moving its headquarters to a new, larger space in Medina, Ohio to accommodate continued business growth.
January 21, 2017
On Jan 18, 2017, a student in a classroom of a high school in Monterrey Mexico pulled out a .22 caliber handgun and began shooting at his teacher and classmates.
December 2, 2015
The Interagency Security Committee (ISC), chaired by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and consisting of 54 Federal departments and agencies released their active shooter response guidance on November 31st.
October 15, 2015
The ALICE Training Institute is proud to announce that our age appropriate story book, “I’m Not Scared, I’m Prepared,” is a #1 Best Selling book in the School Counseling – Crisis Management category on the Amazon Best Sellers list. The companion activity book is at #5 in the same category.
September 16, 2015
ALICE Training Institute is proud to announce that our K-12 e-Learning has been named a winner of the Brandon Hall 2015 Excellence Awards. The ALICE e-Learning course won the Bronze Award for Best Certification Program. Award winners of the Best Certification Program are recognized for having programs that fit the need, design of the program, functionality, innovation, and have overall measurable benefits.
September 4, 2015
A recent Associated Press article titled “Ohio Building Board Cautions Schools about Barricade Devices”, written by Andrew Welsh-Huggins, incorrectly identifies a door locking device in a photograph as an “ALICE device”.
ALICE Training Institute and NASRO (National Association of School Resource Officers) were pleased to present the First Annual Jake Ryker HERO Award to Jake Ryker on Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at the 2015 NASRO National Conference.
January 19, 2015
On Friday, January 16, 2015, Philadelphia Insurance Companies kicked off its 2015 ALICE Training Seminar Series in Boston at Gillette Stadium.
January 16, 2015
The ALICE Training Institute has reached out to support the Chambers County School district in Alabama by offering to provide violent intruder response training at no charge.
January 9, 2015
The ALICE Training Institute (ALICE) has received numerous requests from manufacturers, distributors and garage innovators asking that we support their door locking devices.
September 9, 2014
ALICE training teaches schools, businesses, police departments, and individuals how to prepare for and respond using advantages they have during violent intruder attacks.
July 22, 2014
Massachusetts Governor, Deval Patrick, released the recommendations of his Massachusetts Task Force on School Safety and Security.
Violence in the workplace is the second leading cause of on-the-job fatalities in this country and costs the American workforce $36 billion per year. After businesses, schools and universities are the second most frequently attacked location by an active shooter, but the reality is that a violent intruder risk is present at any place with a large number of people.
June 10, 2014
ELERTS Corporation, a leading provider of
mobile communication for emergency response, and the ALICE Training Institute, the foremost active shooter response program, have entered into an exclusive agreement to improve response options during emergency events.
The ALICE Training Institute announces the release of, “I’m Not Scared… I’m Prepared,” by national award winning author, Julia Cook, a parenting expert with almost 60 children’s books to her credit.
December 2, 2013
Ken Trump, a longtime critic of ALICE’s success appears to acknowledge what the Ohio Attorney General and the US Department of Education have already concluded – having multiple response options, such as ALICE, during violent intruder events can help save lives in K-12 schools.
December 2, 2013
Greg Crane, founder of the ALICE training program stated, “Having a series of children’s books on how to respond and recover from acts of violence and disasters will aid in the age-appropriate ALICE training typically conducted by local law enforcement and school officials.”
August 1, 2013
Greg Crane, founder of the ALICE training program, has accepted an invitation to speak at the Indiana Association of Chiefs of Police fall conference on September 5th 2013.
June 20, 2013
Vice President Joe Biden released new guidelines for school safety on Tuesday (June 18), six months after the school shooting in Newtown, Conn., that left 26 dead, including 20 children.
June 11, 2013
Ohio Attorney General, Mike DeWine, today released the recommendations of his Ohio School Safety Task Force, which support all of the ALICE strategies.
May 21, 2013
As part of a business expansion, Response Options will now be known as the “ALICE Training Institute”. With this change, the company seeks to further leverage the good-will and national success of its ALICE training program and the ALICE name recognition.
May 1, 2013
The Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP) president, Chief Kenneth Hinkle, presented this year’s President’s Award to Greg Crane, president of the ALICE Training Institute.