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Do You Know ALICE?

ALICE stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, and Evacuate. The ALICE program was developed as the result of a conversation between a law enforcement officer and his wife, an elementary school principal. Upon learning that active shooter policy at his wife’s school required her to implement lockdown and wait for police to arrive, he became determined to develop a better program and founded the ALICE training program, now operating under the name ALICE Training Institute.™

Since its initial development in 2002, ALICE training has evolved into a program used by schools, universities, businesses, hospitals, and places of worship. It uses an options-based approach to survival under the belief that civilians should be trained to help themselves until law enforcement arrives. Federal recommendations now align with the ALICE program concepts.

The concepts of ALICE are not sequential steps to follow. ALICE is merely an acronym designed to help people under stress remember the options available to them in an active shooter situation. ALICE training empowers people to make decisions necessary to protect themselves in a life-or-death situation. AMLJIA members interested in this free training can email police@amljia.org or call 800-337-3682.