Press Releases

Press Releases

November 25, 2019

ALICE Training Institute® Announces Jean-Paul Guilbault as Chief Executive Officer

ALICE Training Institute, the leading emergency preparedness, threat assessment and active-shooter training and response organization, announced the appointment of Jean-Paul (JP) Guilbault as Chief Executive Officer.

The appointment of JP is a reflection of the company’s current state: ready to accelerate growth, expand offerings and unify the brands of ALICE, NaviGate Prepared™ and SafePlans™ to address a growing epidemic of violence and active shooters in our communities.

“I’m honored and energized to assume the leadership position of these purpose-driven organizations as we focus on the mission to preserve life and allow communities to thrive,” Guilbault said. “As a parent, and a workplace and community citizen I understand there is nothing more important than the safety and well-being of your children and loved ones. So for me, the mission and purpose are personal.”

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October 9, 2019

ALICE Training Institute® Creates Strategic Advisory Board

Today, the ALICE Training Institute, the original civilian active shooter response training company in the U.S., launched a strategic advisory board to guide the company’s efforts to better prepare communities for an active shooter scenario. This group of leading safety, education, and mental health experts will offer counsel and direction on best practices and key initiatives — with a focus on better solutions and outcomes.

The advisory board members are:

• Dana Carr, former Director, Health, Mental Health, Environmental Health, & PE Programs, U.S. Department of Education
• William Modzeleski, former Assistant Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools
• Charlie Rose, former General Counsel, U.S. Department of Education
• Max Schachter, Commissioner on the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission, and Founder & CEO of Safe Schools for Alex

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October 3, 2019

ALICE Training Institute® Releases new K12 Student Curriculum to Help Teachers and Students Prepare for Emergencies

The ALICE Training Institute, the original civilian active shooter response training company in the U.S., released a new training curriculum specifically designed for K-12 students. The student curriculum, which is available in both English and Spanish, allows educators to provide the ALICE strategies in a consistent and age-appropriate way to all students.The curriculum was designed to take not just the age of the students into consideration, but their cognitive, behavioral and developmental ability level as well. The A

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September 25, 2019

The ALICE Training Institute® Completes Statewide Training for Law Enforcement on Preparing Communities to Respond to Active Shooter in Arizona ALICE Training InstituteAcquires SafePlans

The ALICE Training Institute (www.alicetraining.com), the leading civilian active shooter preparedness company in the U.S., is pleased to announce the state of Arizona and Department of Public Safety conducted a statewide training for over 150 state, local, and tribal law enforcement officers last week. This event was designed to help local law enforcement prepare community organizations to successfully respond to an active shooter incident.

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May 24, 2019

ALICE Training Institute® Acquires SafePlans

ALICE Training Institute, the original civilian proactive options-based active shooter response program has acquired SafePlans LLC, the creator of the Emergency Response Information Portal (ERIP).

The acquisition of SafePlans will extend and deepen ALICE’s reach in the K12 education sector. The products and services provided by ALICE and SafePlans are complementary and the combined businesses will offer unrivaled safety solutions for the educational organizations.

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May 24, 2019

ALICE Training Institute® Releases Much Needed Safety Resources for Special Education Staff and Students

ALICE Training Institute, the original civilian active shooter response training company in the country, released active shooter response training resources for Special Education staff and students.  As part of the product enhancements planned in 2019 the myriad of resources for students with special needs is the first to be released. We are proud to be providing the educators of our most vulnerable students with plans and resources to increase survivability in a violent intruder incident. As the leading active shooter response program, it is our responsibility to ensure the entire population of an organization is prepared.

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May 7, 2019

ALICE Training Institute® and NASRO Choose Jake Ryker Hero Award Winner

ALICE Training Institute and NASRO the National Association of School Resource Officer are proud to announce Jason Seaman as the 2019 Jake Ryker Hero Award recipient. This is the 5th year for the Jake Ryker Hero Award ceremony which will be held at the 2019 NASRO National Conference. In May of 2018, a student entered Mr. Seaman’s 7th-grade class at Noblesville West Middle School and began to shoot. Jason distracted the shooter by throwing an object and charged the shooter as he began to discharge his weapon.

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January 18, 2019

Independent Research Finds Traditional Lockdown is No Longer a Viable Stand-Alone Option in School Shootings

The Journal of School Violence published the scientific research evaluating the traditional lockdown adopted by many schools and found it is no longer a viable stand-alone option. The ALICE options-based strategies can save lives when used in an active shooter event. This independent peer-reviewed study suggests that options-based strategies be adopted over traditional lockdown training to create better outcomes.

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December 3, 2018


ALICE Training Institute® Recognized by AM Best

The ALICE Training Institute has been awarded Expert status by AM Best as an Expert Service Provider in Security Consulting. AM Best, founded in 1899, is a worldwide company represented in 90 countries. AM Best rates insurance agencies as well as companies that provide services to the insurance industry.

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August 24, 2018


ALICE Training Institute® 
Moves to New Headquarters to Accommodate Continued Growth and Help Save More Lives

ALICE Training Institute, the first civilian active shooter response training company in the country, announces it is moving its headquarters to a new, larger space in Medina, Ohio to accommodate continued business growth.

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January 21, 2017


ALICE Training Makes the Difference in the West Liberty-Salem Active School Shooting in Ohio

On Jan 18, 2017, a student in a classroom of a high school in Monterrey Mexico pulled out a .22 caliber handgun and began shooting at his teacher and classmates.

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December 2, 2015

ATI’s ‘Blended Learning Approach’ affirmed by Newest Federal Guidance

The Interagency Security Committee (ISC), chaired by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and consisting of 54 Federal departments and agencies released their active shooter response guidance on November 31st.

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October 15, 2015

ALICE Children’s Book is #1 Amazon Best Selleragold-book-280x229

The ALICE Training Institute is proud to announce that our age appropriate story book, “I’m Not Scared, I’m Prepared,” is a #1 Best Selling book in the School Counseling – Crisis Management category on the Amazon Best Sellers list. The companion activity book is at #5 in the same category.

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September 16, 2015

ALICE e-Learning Course Wins Award Bronze-Learning-Award-2015 (1)

ALICE Training Institute is proud to announce that our K-12 e-Learning has been named a winner of the Brandon Hall 2015 Excellence Awards. The ALICE e-Learning course won the Bronze Award for Best Certification Program. Award winners of the Best Certification Program are recognized for having programs that fit the need, design of the program, functionality, innovation, and have overall measurable benefits.

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September 4, 2015

ALICE Reiterates Stance on Door-Locking Devices

A recent Associated Press article titled “Ohio Building Board Cautions Schools about Barricade Devices”, written by Andrew Welsh-Huggins, incorrectly identifies a door locking device in a photograph as an “ALICE device”.

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Jake Ryker AwardJuly 7, 2015

ALICE Training Institute Presents the First Annual Jake Ryker HERO Award

ALICE Training Institute and NASRO (National Association of School Resource Officers) were pleased to present the First Annual Jake Ryker HERO Award to Jake Ryker on Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at the 2015 NASRO National Conference.

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Telly AwardMay 4, 2015

ALICE Video Wins at the Telly Awards 

The Telly Awards has named Des Matelske of Des Waz Here Productions as a Bronze winner in the 35th Annual Telly Awards for her Government Relations film for The ALICE Training Institute.

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January 19, 2015

Philadelphia Insurance Kicks Off ALICE Training Series

On Friday, January 16, 2015, Philadelphia Insurance Companies  kicked off its 2015 ALICE Training Seminar Series in Boston at Gillette Stadium.

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January 16, 2015

ALICE Training Institute Offers Training to Chambers County School District

The ALICE Training Institute has reached out to support the Chambers County School district in Alabama by offering to provide violent intruder response training at no charge.

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January 9, 2015

ALICE Does Not Endorse Any Brand of Door Locking Devices

The ALICE Training Institute (ALICE) has received numerous requests from manufacturers, distributors and garage innovators asking that we support their door locking devices.

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September 9, 2014

PHLY Insurance brings ALICE Training to Cities across the Country

ALICE training teaches schools, businesses, police departments, and individuals how to prepare for and respond using advantages they have during violent intruder attacks.

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July 22, 2014

Massachusetts Governor Recommends ALICE for School Safety

Massachusetts Governor, Deval Patrick, released the recommendations of his Massachusetts Task Force on School Safety and Security.

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PHLY-Logo-on-white-1024x395June 12, 2014

PHLY Insurance Teams up with ALICE Training Institute on Violent Intruder Safety

Violence in the workplace is the second leading cause of on-the-job fatalities in this country and costs the American workforce $36 billion per year. After businesses, schools and universities are the second most frequently attacked location by an active shooter, but the reality is that a violent intruder risk is present at any place with a large number of people.

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June 10, 2014

ALICE and ELERTS form Exclusive Partnership for School Safetyelerts-logo

ELERTS Corporation, a leading provider of
mobile communication for emergency response, and the ALICE Training Institute, the foremost active shooter response program, have entered into an exclusive agreement to improve response options during emergency events.

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bookMay 19, 2014

ALICE Announces New Children’s Book – “I’m Not Scared… I’m Prepared”

The ALICE Training Institute announces the release of, “I’m Not Scared… I’m Prepared,” by national award winning author, Julia Cook, a parenting expert with almost 60 children’s books to her credit.

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December 2, 2013

Ken Trump Praises Response by ALICE Trained School District

Ken Trump, a longtime critic of ALICE’s success appears to acknowledge what the Ohio Attorney General and the US Department of Education have already concluded – having multiple response options, such as ALICE, during violent intruder events can help save lives in K-12 schools.

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December 2, 2013

ALICE Announces Book Deal with National Children’s Author Julia Cook12250208-ant-hill-cover_158x140

Greg Crane, founder of the ALICE training program stated, “Having a series of children’s books on how to respond and recover from acts of violence and disasters will aid in the age-appropriate ALICE training typically conducted by local law enforcement and school officials.”

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September 3, 2013

ALICE Expands Headquarters to Meet Strong Demands

The ALICE Training Institute announced today that they have moved their corporate headquarters to a newly purchased and much larger office facility.

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August 1, 2013

ALICE Presents at the Indiana Associations of Chiefs of Police Conference

Greg Crane, founder of the ALICE training program, has accepted an invitation to speak at the Indiana Association of Chiefs of Police fall conference on September 5th 2013.

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June 20, 2013

US Department of Education Takes a Page from ALICE

Vice President Joe Biden released new guidelines for school safety on Tuesday (June 18), six months after the school shooting in Newtown, Conn., that left 26 dead, including 20 children.

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June 11, 2013

Ohio Attorney General Recommends ALICE Tactics for School Safety

Ohio Attorney General, Mike DeWine, today released the recommendations of his Ohio School Safety Task Force, which support all of the ALICE strategies.

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May 28, 2013

Ohio House Bill 178 – School Safety Drills

State Rep. Debbie Phillips announced the introduction of a new School Safety Drills bill to the Ohio House of Representatives during a press conference this week.

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May 21, 2013

Response Options Expands as “ALICE Training Institute”

As part of a business expansion, Response Options will now be known as the “ALICE Training Institute”. With this change, the company seeks to further leverage the good-will and national success of its ALICE training program and the ALICE name recognition.

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May 1, 2013

Crane Receives President’s Award from Ohio Police Chiefs

The Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP) president, Chief Kenneth Hinkle, presented this year’s President’s Award to Greg Crane, president of the ALICE Training Institute.

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