Greg Crane is the Founder of the ALICE Training Institute which he developed after the tragic events of Columbine. With more than 30 years of experience, as a law enforcement officer and trainer for response to violence, he is one of the foremost school safety and active shooter specialists in the nation. Crane can often be found speaking at national events, conferences or training law enforcement through the ALICE Training Institute’s RAIDER program across the country.
ALICE was the first training program in the country that provided staff and students with an option-based response to an active shooter gaining entry into a school, a business or any organization. The ALICE Training Institute now delivers online training blended together with onsite instructor-led demonstrations, practical scenarios, and evaluation drills.
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Founder’s Forum Posts
Well, it has happened again. Just a matter of days after the 20th anniversary of the Columbine tragedy, 2 more schools have had to deal with a shooter in their midst. There are both some consistencies [...]
In Texas this is a very simple question… we drill! But drilling for oil and gas is obviously very different than drilling in an effort to better prepare people of all ages on how [...]
We are aware of the recent story regarding an active shooter training scenario that took place in an Indiana elementary school. It is important that media reports properly characterize ALICE training. Our training for adults [...]
Well…. it’s official. After nearly 20 years of advocating and training civilians to engage in proactive, options-based strategies rather than following passive and static response recommendations when facing extreme violence, proactive, options-based response has now [...]
There are some large-scale misconceptions being spread throughout the media and online about ALICE Training. Recently, there have been media articles and posts making broad claims about school security, the effectiveness of school security measures, [...]
In the aftermath of the Parkland tragedy, there has been an incredible upsurge in interest for Active Shooter preparedness training across the country in all market sectors, not just in schools. This increase was not [...]
This is not a political statement. It is a reflection of both the facts and the reality of citizens being tasked with engaging in a firearm response during a highly friendly-occupied school shooting event. [...]
From time to time there are major events that occur that cause you to remember exactly what you were doing when the event happened. For me, the Sandy Hook shooting is one of those events. [...]
It seems like another week and another tragedy. This time, a small community church in Texas came under attack by another coward, leaving at the time of this writing 26 killed and 20 wounded. The [...]
I have now been singularly focused on preparing and responding to Active Shooter/Active Killer/Violent Critical Incidents (VCI - my preferred term) for almost 20 years. I have spent more hours researching this topic than I [...]
Once again, our nation suffered an incredibly tragic outcome from the acts of a lone gunman. At the latest report, one guy with guns shot and killed 59 and wounded over 500 of our citizens. [...]
At approximately 11:30 am on Wednesday, September 20, 2017, a student pulled out a weapon in the cafeteria of Mattoon High School, in Mattoon IL. As the student pointed the gun at others in the [...]
More senseless events occurred in our country today. In Virginia, US Congressmen came under attack while practicing for the annual US Congress Baseball game between Republicans and Democrats. And in San Francisco, UPS workers were [...]
In January 2017, our world once again suffered senseless attacks on innocent victims. This time the victims were school children at their school, and they were attacked by a classmate. Activity that unfortunately has been [...]