University of North Alabama- Florence, AL

The UNA Police Department is searching for more effective campus security methods following the increased number of national active shooter incidences over the past few years. In order to create a safer environment on campus, Gillilan said UNA police are researching effective lockdown procedures and more protection methods. The police department also offers ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) training for UNA community members and local residents in preparation for an active shooter situation. During a three-hour session, A.L.I.C.E. teaches people the steps for optimal safety during an active shooter incident. “Action beats reaction,” said Terry Parker, A.L.I.C.E. trainer. “If you have trained for an event like (the Oregon campus shooting) then you are more able to respond in a positive way and not freeze wondering what to do.” Read more