ALICE Training News

Castleton University Brings Active Shooter Training to Campus

July 6th, 2016|

Castleton University - Castleton, VT Castleton University and the ALICE Training Institute have teamed up to bring ALICE Instructor Training to the Castleton University campus on July 25-26. This two-day instructor course is designed to teach proactive survival strategies for violent intruder or mass shooting incidents. The goal of the ALICE Training program is to provide individuals [...]

ALICE Training and Leominster Public Schools

June 30th, 2016|

Leominster Public Schools - Leominster, MA    James Jolicoeur, Superintendent of Leominster Public Schools, introduced ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) safety and security protocol at all school buildings by May 31. One School Committee member said he made significant progress toward that goal, six said he met it and two said he exceeded it. Read [...]

Summer Work Prepares Dover Staff for Upcoming School Year

June 28th, 2016|

Dover City Schools - Dover, OH Many members of our Dover staff will be taking the summer months to enhance their skills in preparation for making the new school year even better than the last. This summer all Dover staff will spend a day with local police officers to complete ALICE Training Active Shooter Response Protocols. Captain/Detective [...]

Marlborough: ALICE Training Coming to Elementary Schools

June 27th, 2016|

Marlborough Public Schools - Marlborough, MA  After successfully implementing a new more aggressive approach to shooter lockdowns at the high and middle schools, district officials are preparing to bring ALICE Training to the elementary schools. “Essentially ALICE Training offers more options during a threat and it enables staff to make choices based on real-time information,” said [...]

New Emergency Protocols to Replace Silver Lake Shelter-in-Place Policy

June 27th, 2016|

Silver Lake Schools - Kingston, MA  Lockdown policies at the Silver Lake schools will soon be a thing of the past. Superintendent Joy Blackwood said the change to more flexible and empowering response protocols known as ALICE (Alert. Lockdown. Inform. Counter. Evacuate.) is recommended by the federal Department of Education. Kingston Police Chief Maurice Splaine [...]

Gateway to Station Armed Police Officers at Its Seven Schools

June 21st, 2016|

Gateway School District - Monroeville, PA  The district plans to hire a total of nine armed school police officers by the start of the 2016-17 school year. They will be stationed at the district’s four elementary schools, two middle schools and high school, above. The district plans to look into hiring retired police officers to [...]

ALICE Training Class to be Offered in Findlay

June 9th, 2016|

Findlay Police Department - Findlay, OH The Findlay Police Department and the ALICE Training Institute have teamed up to bring ALICE Instructor Training to Findlay at Glenwood Middle School on Aug. 10-11. Read more  

Waterford to Introduce New Incident Procedure in Fall

June 7th, 2016|

Waterford Graded School - Waterford, WI  As school shootings, bomb threats and other potentially catastrophic events occur at schools across the nation at a growing rate, Waterford Graded school officials have examined the district’s policies and procedures for most of this school year. The outgrowth of those efforts is ALICE Training, a program that stands for [...]

Preparing for the Worst Case Scenario

June 6th, 2016|

South Dakota High School - Vermillion, SD Nearly 400 South Dakota High School Junior girls piled into Alf’s Auditorium at USD to learn a difficult lesson: how to responde to active shooter or mass shooting scenarios. "Five years ago, I didn't even think about it. It's “that'd never happen to me.” Hopefully, it never does,” said [...]

La Crosse Area Schools React to Robocall Threats Statewide

May 25th, 2016|

La Crosse Area School District- La Crosse, WI La Crosse area school districts say they are adequately prepared to respond to a machine generated call known as a robocall affecting school districts statewide. Bangor Middle/High School Principal Don Addington said with technology evolving, the district's safety plan is constantly being adapted to fit in with [...]

Acton-Boxborough Adopts New School Security Measures

May 23rd, 2016|

Acton-Boxborough- MA “ALICE is most-comprehensive, available and widely used in schools in Massachusetts and across the country,” said R.J. Grey Junior High School Assistant Principal Jim Marcotte, who led the subcommittee alongside junior and senior high school resource officer Detective Keith Campbell. “We really feel it’s transferable to all schools, all ages within our district.” [...]

Officers Prepare for a Nightmare

May 16th, 2016|

Huron County Sheriff's Office- Norwalk, OH “We’re now trying to teach the teachers to empower themselves, where the teachers are responsible for the kids. We tell the teachers to get the kids out the window. There’s no sense in hiding in the corner and waiting for the bad guy to come in when you can [...]

Umpqua Community College and ALICE Training

May 13th, 2016|

Umpqua Community College- Roseburg, OR Interim President Walter Nolte presented the Recovery Report and said that ALICE active shooter response training is now online with special training beginning in the fall. ALICE will be optional for those faculty members who choose to participate. Online training must be completed by June 10. Read more

Surviving a Mass Shooter Event

May 12th, 2016|

Waunakee County- Waunakee, WI Many Waunakee community members have been learning a more about how to respond in the event an active shooter comes their way. Waunakee Police Officer Asher Torbeck has spent about a year on A.L.I.C.E. training, for school district employees and students. Read more

Officers Prepare for a Nightmare

May 12th, 2016|

Huron County Sheriff's Office- Huron County, MI Huron County Sheriff Kelly J. Hanson said the training was offered to all local police officers for free. Training together increases the officers’ cohesiveness if tragedy strikes and also gives officers a chance to receive quality instruction locally. In the past, teachers were told to lock classroom doors [...]

Waunakee Active Shooter Preparedness

May 11th, 2016|

Waunakee Police Department- Waunakee, WI What do you do if there is an Active Shooter in your area? Unfortunately this has become a question that many people of all ages have had to ask themselves only moments before they are forced to make life and death decisions. Lack of knowledge and preparation have led to [...]

Marshfield High School Students Prepare for Possible School Shooting

May 11th, 2016|

Marshfield High School- Coos Bay, OR Marshfield High School has never had a shooter in the building, but is getting ready if it ever happens. “First and foremost,” Marshfield principal, Travis Howard said, “while it may feel like a helpless situation, there are some things we can do to prevent the loss of life and [...]

Greenwood PD to Hold Active Shooter Class

May 11th, 2016|

Greenwood City Police Department- Greenwood, SC The Greenwood City Police Department will be holding a class to teach civilians what to do in the event of an active shooter event in a public place on Jun. 7 at the PD. Currently Greenwood uses the ALICE program which stands for, Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter and Evacuate. [...]

Gilman School Holds Full Scale Intruder Drill, Evacuation with Sheriff’s Department SWAT Team

May 11th, 2016|

Gilman School- Baltimore, MD Once the “intruder,” Deputy Nick Schuld, Taylor County SWAT team, gained access into the building firing several blank shots into the office area, the school initiated ALICE procedures. Those in the building were asked to evacuate the school and call 911. “You just got to act on what you’re thinking – sometimes [...]