Preparing for the Unthinkable

Preparing for the Unthinkable

Roxbury, NJ-

Roxbury Police Chief James Simonetti said the police department wants to offer new training for schools to use in the event of active shooters. Unlike current procedures, the “ALICE” (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter and Evacuate) system does not recommend hunkering down in buildings during shooting incidents, he said. “It’s a different approach to lockdowns,” said Simonetti. “You no longer close the door and pray that the guy doesn’t come through that door.” ALICE recommends escaping buildings if possible. “We’re learning that maybe sheltering in place is not a good thing,” said the chief. Read more

January 21st, 2016|