ALICE Training News

Our Commitment to Safety as We Navigate COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

March 12th, 2020|

March 12, 2020-Medina, Ohio- ALICE Training®, NaviGate Prepared®, and SafePlans™ are navigating COVID-19 with you. Our commitment is to the safety and well-being of you, our staff, and our communities. We are following the recommendations and guidance from public health and government officials on our approach to mitigating risks.   As we adjust to new [...]

ALICE Training® Announces Jean-Paul Guilbault as Chief Executive Officer

November 25th, 2019|

New CEO brings decades of experience in leading high-performing organizations November 25, 2019, Medina, Ohio - ALICE Training, the leading emergency preparedness, threat assessment and active-shooter training and response organization, announced the appointment of Jean-Paul (JP) Guilbault as Chief Executive Officer. The appointment of JP is a reflection of the company’s current state: ready to [...]

ALICE Training Creates Strategic Advisory Board

October 16th, 2019|

Experts and leaders in the security, education, and mental health spaces are working with the ALICE Training in order to find solutions to making schools, businesses, and communities safer October 9, 2019, Medina, Ohio — Today, the ALICE Training, the original civilian active shooter response training company in the U.S., launched a strategic advisory board [...]

ALICE Training® Releases new K12 Student Curriculum to Help Teachers and Students Prepare for Emergencies

October 16th, 2019|

New training materials help teachers instruct students, in an age appropriate manner, how to respond to active shooter scenarios and other critical incidents October 3, 2019, Medina, Ohio – ALICE Training, 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, [...]

ALICE Training Completes Statewide Training for Law Enforcement on Preparing Communities to Respond to Active Shooter in Arizona

October 16th, 2019|

ALICE Training Completes Statewide Training for Law Enforcement on Preparing Communities to Respond to Active Shooter in Arizona ALICE held a “First Protector” train-the-trainer event with state and local law enforcement and private sector security in Arizona through the Department of Public Safety PHOENIX, ARIZONA, SEPTEMBER 25, 2019 -- ALICE Training (www.alicetraining.com), the leading civilian [...]

ALICE Training® Acquires SafePlans

June 3rd, 2019|

June 3, 2019, Medina, Ohio – ALICE Training, 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 [...]

ALICE Training® and NASRO Choose Jake Ryker Hero Award Winner

May 7th, 2019|

May 7, 2019, Medina, Ohio – ALICE Training, the first civilian active shooter response training company in the country and NASRO the National Association of School Resource Officers 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 [...]

To Drill or Not To Drill

March 29th, 2019|

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 to respond to Violent Critical Incidents. One common element though does exist: the more you drill, the better the chances [...]

ALICE Training® Recognized by AM Best

December 17th, 2018|

  December 3, 2018 – Medina, Ohio- ALICE Training 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. Their [...]

ALICE Training® to Sell RAIDER Business Unit

December 17th, 2018|

September 24, 2018, Medina, Ohio – ALICE Training, 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 officer engagement tactics to law enforcement officers and armed security personnel throughout the USA.  [...]

ALICE Training® to Sell RAIDER Business Unit

December 11th, 2018|

                                                                   ALICE Training® to Sell RAIDER Business Unit September 24, 2018, Medina, Ohio – ALICE Training, the first civilian active shooter response [...]

Debunking the ALICE Controversy: 5 Common School Security Misconceptions

November 15th, 2018|

ALICE Training criticism has resulted in some large-scale misconceptions spread throughout the internet and media. Recent articles and posts have made broad claims about school security's effectiveness and the impact it has on students. As a result, a great deal of confusion and false conclusions have occured. Ultimately, this ALICE controversy begs the question: Does [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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