Black Hawk College- Moline, Ill

It’s a five letter acronym police say everyone should know. A.L.I.C.E – Alert, Lock Down, Inform, Counter, Evacuate.Ferguson says to do anything you can to survive and save yourself and other victims in the case of an active shooter. “It’s important to take a shooter away from his or her plan of action,” said Ferguson. A.L.I.C.E. is especially important in the minutes while people are waiting for police to respond. Over the years, training has shifted from a solo lock down mentality to A.L.I.C.E. because in an active shooter setting there is no time to wait. Read more