ALICE Training News

ALICE Training Institute® Acquires SafePlans

June 3rd, 2019|

June 3, 2019, Medina, Ohio – 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 [...]

Action in the Face of Violence

May 10th, 2019|

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 and inconsistencies in these new events versus the Columbine event, and I believe these speak loudly to the change that [...]

ALICE Training Institute® and NASRO Choose Jake Ryker Hero Award Winner

May 7th, 2019|

May 7, 2019, Medina, Ohio – ALICE Training Institute, 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 [...]

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 [...]

Why ALICE Works On A Local Level

March 22nd, 2019|

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 typically starts with participants voluntarily experiencing a traditional lockdown scenario. Most of the time, traditional lockdown leaves participants scared and [...]

The Research Is In – Lockdown Alone Is Out

February 8th, 2019|

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 been confirmed to work in a scientific study. Dr. Cheryl Jonson, Dr. Melissa Moon, and Joseph Hendry’s recent study, “One [...]

Independent Research Finds Traditional Lockdown is No Longer a Viable Stand-Alone Option in School Shootings

January 18th, 2019|

January 18, 2019, Medina, Ohio – ALICE Training Institute®, the first civilian active shooter response training company in the country, announces independent peer-reviewed research has been released supporting the efficacy of ALICE strategies. The Journal of School Violence published the scientific research evaluating the traditional lockdown adopted by many schools and found it is [...]

ALICE Training Institute® Recognized by AM Best

December 17th, 2018|

  December 3, 2018 – Medina, Ohio- 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 [...]

ALICE Training Institute® to Sell RAIDER Business Unit

December 17th, 2018|

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 officer engagement tactics to law enforcement officers and armed security personnel throughout the [...]

ALICE Training Institute® to Sell RAIDER Business Unit

December 11th, 2018|

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

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 [...]