YSUPD hosts violent intruder/active shooter training

ALICEThe Youngstown State University Police Department and the ALICE Training Institute are teaming up to bring ALICE Instructor Training to YSU on Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 15 and 16.

The two-day instructor course is designed to teach proactive survival strategies for violent intruder or active shooter incidents. ALICE stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter and Evacuate. The training, developed after the mass shooting at Columbine High School in Colorado in 1999, is applicable to a wide range of entities, including law enforcement, schools, universities, hospitals, businesses and places of worship. The course teaches strategies to survive life-threatening events. Supported by educators and law enforcement across the country, ALICE is quickly becoming the new standard of care. The training is in line with recommendations from the U.S. Department of Education, the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Registration fee is $595 per person and can be completed online at www.alicetraining.com.

The YSU Police Department employs 27 full-time and 80 part-time commissioned officers with full police powers. The department’s efforts are coordinated with local law enforcement officials, the Ohio State Patrol and Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation and Identification to enforce the laws of the State of Ohio, as well as university rules and regulations.

For more information, contact YSU Police Lt. Shawn Varso at svvarso@ysu.edu.