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Active Shooter Response Program
A.L.i.C.E. is a program designed to increase your chances of surviving an active shooter or violent intruder event on campus. The program utilizes five key components; Alert, Lock down, Inform, Counter, and Escape and encourages community members to take an active role in their own survival.
Planning for an active shooter/violent intruder incident is not something that should be a priority in any school setting, however the significant increase in violence at schools from grade-school through college now necessitates that every member of a community plan for the unthinkable. Incidents such as Columbine, Northern Illinois University, and Virginia Tech are the notable events, however school violence is something that occurs on a daily basis in the United States today. What the A.L.i.C.E. program teaches is how to utilize the strategies that have been proven to work best during such incidents and how to maximize the available information to make the best decision for your situation.
Our Main Objective
Teach you how to be a participant in your own survival and lead others to safety as well.
The Program at SDSU
The A.L.i.C.E. program at SDSU was introduced in 2008 and has currently been taught at various departments including the Children’s Center, ROTC, Academic Deans Meeting, and the College of Business Administration. We have upcoming events including instruction at the University of San Diego for the San Diego area ROTC program.
Currently there are six A.L.i.C.E. instructors at SDSU including a mix of sworn police officers and civilian personnel: Dana Garrett, Corporal Mark Peterson, Chief Lamine Secka, Randi MacKenzie, Christy Samarkos and Kara Bauer. All six have been certified and bring with them unique personal perspectives to the instruction.
The typical A.L.i.C.E. presentation lasts between 60-90 minutes depending on questions and answers. We find that there are usually numerous questions following the presentation and we address them all so that community members can feel secure in their knowledge of the A.L.i.C.E. concept. There are also several simple hands-on components or scenarios that effectively demonstrate and re-enforce the principles that we can include if time permits.
Questions about the A.L.i.C.E. Program:
Q: How long does the course last?
Q: Who should attend the presentation?
Q: What is the cost of the course?
Q: How intense are the practical exercises?
Q: How do I schedule a presentation?
Dana Garrett, Chaplain
Phone: (619) 594-3328
Or Contact: Lamine Secka, Chief
This page last updated February 24, 2014