ALICE Training was established by a former police officer. Fifteen years later, ALICE Training continues to be the leading active shooter training for police and law enforcement thanks in large part to the law enforcement community.
Lockdown was the standard active shooter response method for many years, but almost every police officer in America has had a conversation similar to this with their children: “If you ever see someone with a gun other than mommy, daddy or a police officer, you need to run fast.”
Police officers know the volatile dangers of any aggressive intruder and active shooter event. These attacks can happen unexpectedly and produce devastating outcomes within a few short minutes making even the fastest law enforcement response-time futile.
According to the FBI’s 2014 report on active shooter situations, 69% of incidents lasted less than five minutes. Consequently, 60% of incidents ended before police arrived. Police officers understand the necessity of teaching proactive safety and response tactics to citizens.