Public Safety, in partnership with Training and Development, is conducting ALICE workshops. The 120 minute long ALICE sessions are designed to give participants insight and response options when encountering an active shooter. ALICE -- Alert, Lock down, Information, Counter and Evacuation -- is crisis training created by two Texas law enforcement officers.
This highly effective and common sense training has been readily adopted by many educational law enforcement institutions throughout the United States. The training is open to everyone but we are encouraging faculty and staff to take the time to attend one of the sessions. Hopefully you will never have to use the information you will learn, but if a situation does arise in a classroom or in an office, you will have an idea of what you can do to increase your survivability.
As a resident assistant, I have been through both A.L.I.C.E. training 101 and 102. Before I went through training I had never before heard of such a program, but I was quickly captivated by the presentation the officers presented. During the first program we watched a set of chilling videos and discussed ways events such as that at Virginia Tech or Columbine High School could have been stopped. The second session I attended built upon the first training; it presented more statistics and served as a great review on how to take action if one were ever found in an active shooter scenario. I strongly feel that a program such as the one put on by Sgt. Bradley and Lt. Mayberry should be implemented nation wide at both the faculty and student level from kindergarten to college.
~Sgt. Brad Beran
“The ALICE training was the most important day of class for my UI 100 students. And in my opinion it was the single most important class of the entire semester, for all their classes, whatever their major. Every student, faculty, and staff member should receive ALICE training. Detective Mayberry runs an enlightening program that could very well save lives.”
~Eric Redinger | Assistant Director of Recreation Services
"ALICE training is a critical program for any student, faculty or staff member in higher education. The program provides practical tools and strategies on how individuals can respond in cases of an armed intruder. Much like one's home, the presence of an active shooter requires immediate decisions by each individual on how they will respond to this very real threat. Through ALICE trainings individuals better understand what these decisions involve and how to make the decisions that provide them the best opportunity to survive a shooter on a college campus."
~Dr. Bruce Skinner | Director, Office of Residence Life
"I enjoyed ALICE training and it taught me the importance being prepared. I suggest everyone ask your professor what their plan is in the event of an active shooter."
~Eric Steiner | Southeast student and RA
"ALICE training taught me the importance of making sure you are aware of your surroundings and exits and locations around campus."
~Mary O'Connell | Southeast student and RA