March 14, 2017
CONTACT: Sgt. Jack Hildebrand, 806-651-2301, firstname.lastname@example.org
CANYON, Texas—The West Texas A&M University Police Department (UPD) and the ALICE Training Institute have teamed up to bring ALICE Instructor Training to WTAMU May 22- 23 for a two-day instructor course designed to teach proactive survival strategies for violent intruder or active shooter incidents.
The goal of the ALICE program is to provide individuals with survival-enhancing options for those critical moments in the gap between when a violent situation begins and when law enforcement arrives on scene. The registration fee for this training is $595 per person and can be completed online at alicetraining.com.
ALICE stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, and Evacuate and is a useful strategy for everyone—law enforcement, schools, universities, hospitals, businesses and places of worship. Completing the ALICE Instructor Training course provides individuals with certification in ALICE Training and allows them the opportunity to bring ALICE strategies back to their places of work. Those completing the course also will gain access to exclusive ALICE resources.
ALICE is in line with recommendations from the U.S. Department of Education, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
UPD, a recognized police agency by the Texas Police Chiefs Association, is providing this service to the community of the Texas Panhandle. UPD hopes many departments and organizations in the region will take advantage of this rare training opportunity.
The ALICE Training Institute is changing how schools, universities and businesses respond to armed intruders. ALICE, developed after Columbine, teaches strategies to survive a life-threatening event. Supported by educators and law enforcement across the country, ALICE is quickly becoming the new standard of care.