Houston, TX

People didn’t understand Greg Crane’s proactive response to active shooter or violent intruder in the early 2000s, when he suggested grade school students be educated in ALICE. It was a controversial proposal for the former Texas cop to make. But since then, America’s epidemic of random mass shooters has only grown; of 166 fatal incidents tallied worldwide since 2000, 133 were in the United States. Now thousands of law enforcement agencies, schools and religious places are using Crane’s program, called ALICE, which upends traditional wisdom of an active shooter lockdown, and teaches students an active response. “The actual physical part of survival is not difficult, it’s the mental part,” Crane said. “You condition people how to respond so that god forbid if they need to utilize those tools they have the tools in their mental toolbox.” Read more