Carmel, IN

“Personal safety is so important. Sometimes people don’t always understand how to prepare. We think that providing people with information in a meaningful way is vital to their safety,” said Sgt. Bill Clifford, who served as the key speaker for the workplace violence portion of the presentation. “Information is power, and helping people empower themselves is essential.” With years of study and practical experience in the field of use of force issues, Sgt. Clifford explained how to prepare for and respond to issues of violence that might arise in the workplace. Deputy Brad Osswald, a school resource officer in the Hamilton Heights school district shared information about the ALICE program taught in Hamilton County schools. ALICE is broken up into five strategies: alert, lockdown, inform, counter, evacuate. “I think the parents and grandparents with children in school system need to know what’s being taught in schools. We have a plan in the school to help children survive in a violent event. We feel that ALICE is the best program because it enhances their ability to use their senses to find the ability to survive,” said Osswald. Read more