ALICE Training News

2017 Fort Lauderdale Airport Shooting Prompts ALICE Training in Oregon

January 10th, 2017|

Central Point Police Department - Jackson County, Oregon On Friday, January 6, a shooting took place at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. According to officials, Five people were killed and eight others were wounded. (CNN has more information on this devastating event.) Due to these events (and too many similar events in recent years), the [...]

Proactive Response to Shooter Threats Urged in New Plan

January 6th, 2017|

School District 88 - DuPage County, Illinois The tragedies at Columbine and Sandy Hook has prompted District 88 School Board and School Resource Officer Mike Brehmer to announce the need for ALICE Training.  "We don’t want [our students] to be passive victims,” Brehmer said. In his words, Brehmer would rather be "over-trained than under-prepared" for [...]

Licking Heights to Employ Door Barricade Devices

January 4th, 2017|

Licking Heights School District - Pataskala, Ohio Licking Heights School District is taking steps to be prepared in the event of an active shooter or violent intruder situation. The new Licking Heights safety plan has multiple components. Along with becoming ALICE trained, Licking Heights is looking for ways to be proactive and efficient in their [...]

Wright State Police Offer Free Active-Shooter Training

December 14th, 2016|

Wright State University - Dayton, OH Wright State University Police Department is offering free training to all of its employees, the student student body, and all staff or faculty member. Registration with the Wright State University Police Department for training is still open. The two-hour instructional lecture and tactical drills provide knowledge and practice to all [...]

Authorities Update Training for Violent Intruder Situations

December 6th, 2016|

Williamson County, Texas Authorities in Williamson County, Texas are updating their training for violent intruder situations, encouraging workplaces and school districts to update their training as well. Offering ALICE training to public and private organizations, the Williamson County Sheriff's Office understands that misinformed and outdated strategies can be more harmful than helpful. "Professional people have [...]

Cinnaminson Schools To Employ ALICE Training In Case Of Intruder

December 2nd, 2016|

Cinnaminson School District  - Cinnaminson, NJ At the recommendation of Cinnaminson's police and fire departments, the Cinnaminson School District will be learning ALICE Training for the safety of their faculty, staff, and students. The important knowledge and proactive hands-on skills will be learned by the faculty, staff, and students of the Cinnaminson school district. Read [...]

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