Covington Schools- Piqua, OH 

Covington’s School Resource Officer Tim Cline recently submitted a report to the Covington Council about his work so far in the school, revealing that he is providing a presence and a service to the community that goes beyond security. Cline recently attended the A.L.I.C.E. Advanced Instructor Course held at the University of Toledo, where he “learned the prescribed methods for school emergency response plans during an Active Killer Event,” according to his report. Cline explained that, from the A.L.I.C.E. training, he has been able to instruct students and staff about other actions that can be taken during an event where there is an active shooter on the premises that adds more than usual lockdown drill to which many people have been accustomed. Cline stated that what he brought away from the A.L.I.C.E. training and took to the schools is about “giving you the option to do anything in your power to protect yourself.” Cline explained that the principles for active shooter situations include: Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, and Evacuate. He noted that these principles and actions behind them give “the potential victims the choice to do what they feel is the best decision to give them the best chance of survival.” Read more