ALICE Training News

ALICE Training Institute® to Sell RAIDER Business Unit

December 11th, 2018|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                       ALICE Training Institute® to Sell RAIDER Business Unit September 24, 2018, Medina, Ohio – ALICE Training Institute, the first civilian active shooter response training company in the country, has signed a definitive agreement with JC Tactical LLC (“JC Tactical”) to sell their RAIDER business unit. The RAIDER program teaches solo [...]

5 School Security Misconceptions Disputed

November 15th, 2018|

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, and the impact that these measures have on staff and students. This conflation of all different types of security measures [...]

What Makes a Training Program: The Importance of Practice

July 5th, 2018|

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 surprising. Unfortunately, we have experienced it after many tragic events post-Columbine. Each violent event creates more demand for solutions, for [...]

Why Police Officers should be the Only Armed Personnel on Campus

March 2nd, 2018|

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. Facts of the Situation Most citizen firearm training will teach that the only time a weapon should be produced in [...]

Five Years Later: The Legacy of Sandy Hook

December 14th, 2017|

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. I was on a phone call with Mo Canady, Executive Director of the National School Resource Officers’ Association. During the [...]

Sutherland Springs, Texas Church Shooting

November 12th, 2017|

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 fact that this person is a coward cannot be disputed. What kind of person walks into a church during Sunday [...]

There Is No Such Thing As An Active Shooter Expert

November 6th, 2017|

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 care to count. I have trained thousands of people on this topic. Through persistence and stubbornness, I was able to [...]

Tragedy in Las Vegas

October 5th, 2017|

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. This event will be listed as the highest mass casualty shooting event that the United States has suffered. Now we [...]

Hero Teacher Stops Shooter at Mattoon IL High School

September 21st, 2017|

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 cafeteria, Angela McQueen, a PE Teacher at the school, physically engaged with the gunman. According to reports, Ms. McQueen kept [...]

US Congress Shooting and UPS Active Shooter: Lessons Learned

June 14th, 2017|

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 shot while gathering at their workplace for a meeting. Thoughts and prayers go out to all those impacted. All Americans [...]

Gun threats at Argenta-Oreana High School, What Precautions are in Place

March 7th, 2017|

Argenta-Oreana High School - Argenta, IL Gun threats at Argenta-Oreana High School was handled appropriately and safely due to the protocol and precautions that the school learned from ALICE Training. WNBC local news WAND17 reports on the recent gun threat as well as the school's operation plans and lockdown drills from ALICE Training in conjunction [...]

Mason City Teachers Learn Proactive Response to School Threats

March 3rd, 2017|

Mason City Schools - Mason City, IA Mason City's district-wide ALICE training was held this past Friday. Lectures as well as hands-on drills and skill training was conducted. A comical, but important lesson was described in the local news when  four individuals practiced the "Swarm" Technique on Mason City High School Associate Principal Dan Arjes. The local report [...]

Gridley Teachers Trained in Active Shooter Scenarios

March 1st, 2017|

Gridely Public Schools - Gridley, CA Frustrated with the outdated system and protocol in place, Gridley High School Principal and former Gridley Police Officer Joey Adame is determined to educate students and their teachers effective active shooter options-based plans through ALICE Training Institute. This article highlights some of the major components to this large project [...]

Active Shooter Training Educates on Preparedness

February 23rd, 2017|

New Albany Chamber of Commerce – New Albany, OH The New Albany Police Department and the New Albany Chamber of Commerce held a Active Shooter Response Training class for chamber members. According to the article, "the main objective of the talk was to inform on what to do in time between when a shooting begins [...]

Bomb Threat in 2016 Sparks Emergency Management Upgrades at Berlin Schools

February 22nd, 2017|

Berlin Public Schools  – Berlin, NH According to Berlin New Hampshire's local news sources, "A bomb threat last year directed at Berlin Middle School prompted action to revise the plans and policy when dealing with emergency hostile situations including bomb threats or active shooter incidents." Not only were there similar bomb threat reports coming from [...]

How ALICE Training Made the Difference in Saving More Lives

February 17th, 2017|

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 ongoing now for more than 20 years. But what was different about this attack was how the staff and students [...]

Respond Wyoming Training Conference

February 16th, 2017|

Wyoming Homeland Security Training Program – Riverton, WY This March, the Wyoming Homeland Security Training Program is hosting The 2017 Respond Wyoming Training Conference. Hosted at Central Wyoming College, this free, multi-discipline public safety conference addresses all hazards with DHS approved training. ALICE Active Threat Training for law enforcement only as well as ALICE Active [...]

196 School Shootings Since 2013

February 13th, 2017|

Ann Arbor Public Schools - Ann Arbor, MI As a High School student-run print and online newspaper for Ann Arbor Public Schools, The Communicator reports on the importance of student engagement and understanding of school mass shootings. According to the student-written article, "In 2014, Ann Arbor Public Schools put in place the current emergency system [...]

Bradford County Sheriff’s Office is Bringing Active Threat Training to Bradford County

February 11th, 2017|

Bradford County Police Department  – Bradford County, PA Bradford County's Police Department is hosting an ALICE Training Instructor Class for public attendance. The Daily Review announced the specific dates, time, and registration opportunity for the Bradford County community. Although Chief Deputy David Hart is a Certified ALICE Instructor himself and members of the Sheriff’s Office are [...]