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A.L.I.C.E. Training


The NIU Department of Police and Public Safety proactively teaches the A.L.I.C.E. concepts to mentally prepare our community for violent attacks. Participants in A.L.I.C.E. seminars learn about the actions that everyday people can take to survive a dangerous encounter with a violent intruder.

A.L.I.C.E. is a simple acronym for the following basic life saving strategies:

  • Alert - Notify the people within the danger zone about the life-threatening risk
  • Lockdown - Baricade your area and prepare to evacuate or counter if needed
  • Inform - Relay continuous, accurate information to responders about the incident
  • Counter – Challenge the attacker and regain control (this is the last resort)
  • Evacuate - Remove yourself from the area of the threat as soon as it is safe to do so

During A.L.I.C.E. seminars, participants work through practical scenarios that utilize each of the principles learned during the lecture so they can understand the benefits of each strategy. Participants are taught the value of teamwork in overcoming a potential attacker. When you participate in an A.L.I.C.E. seminar, the scenarios are conducted in your environment to evaluate the current security of your space.

Contact us for more information about A.L.I.C.E. and to request a seminar.