9th Annual MJPOA / NASRO New England Safe School Conference – Norwood, MA

This week, as hundreds of school resource officers gather for a two-day conference in Norwood to discuss school security and lockdown procedures, they’ll also learn about ALICE, a lockdown training drill that has been implemented by several Greater Boston school districts, including Canton, Reading, Winchester, Wilmington, and Waltham. ALICE is an acronym for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, and Evacuate. During traditional lockdown drills, students and staff are taught to barricade the door, turn the lights off, and crouch down. ALICE gives options during a lockdown, emphasizing evacuating the building if possible and recommending that under worst-case scenarios, noise and movement should be created in order to distract an attacker. Read more