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NIU PD to host ALICE training May 18-19

March 24, 2015

ATI-in-50-States[1]The Northern Illinois University Department of Police and Public Safety and the ALICE Training Institute have teamed up to bring ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, and Evacuate) Instructor Training to the NIU Holmes Student Center’s Sandburg Auditorium, 340 Carrol Avenue, DeKalb.

The two day instructor course, which runs from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. May 18 and 19, is 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

ALICE 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. Additionally, registrants will gain access to exclusive ALICE resources.

The program contains the following course modules:

  • Background: Become knowledgeable in statistics and information about active shooter situations and why ALICE training is effective;
  • ALICE Concept: A detailed overview of ALICE training and the liability of proactive vs. passive response strategies;
  • Physical Drill: Experience live scenario drills that compare a static vs. active ALICE response;
  • Effective Training: Learn the strategies and be provided with materials to become an effective ALICE Instructor in your organization.

Photo of a police badge for a detectiveALICE 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).

The ALICE Training Institute is changing how schools, universities and businesses respond to armed intruders. The ALICE program, 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.