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Vpsomourningband_max50

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I cannot, no matter what I try, put a link on here without getting the red reject bar!  If someone knows how to help me out it would be appreciated.  Otherwise go to PoliceOne's website and read the entire article.  Very informative.


On PoliceOne I read an article about ALICE written by Doug Wiley.  This is the meat of the article.


ALICE stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, and Evacuate. Here’s a précis:


1.) Alert — Call 911

Don’t assume others are contacting law enforcement. Give as clear and accurate information as possible that will answer the vital questions of who, what, when, where, and how (at this point, Crane says, we don’t care why).
2.) Lockdown — Shelter in Place

By locking down and barricading entry points, you are making yourself a hard target. Locked down does not mean locked in. You may choose to barricade the door and exit out windows to safety.
3.) Inform — Constant, Real-time Updates

This can be accomplished with things such as video surveillance equipment or public address systems. Information updates during a violent intruder incident allows occupants to make sound decisions about how to react and what steps — if any— to take next.
4.) Counter the Attack — A Last Resort

When other options are not immediately possible — a locked/lockable door does not exist, or the intruder breaches a secured room — move, make noise, and get distraction devices (anything at hand) in the air and heading for the shooter’s face. Then you may attack or evacuate the area.
5.) Evacuate — Get Out!

Your goal here is to put as much time and distance as possible between you and the attacker.


Please know that although the letters A-L-I-C-E may appear to be sequential steps to follow, they are not. The acronym is merely a mnemonic to help people under stress to remember the options available to them in an active-shooter scenario.


Now to get the schools on board!  What do y'all think?


DL

01/22/2013


  


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Here's the link.  Cut and paste and connect the spaces near the dots and back slashes.


www . policeone . com / active-shooter/articles / 6072031-Active-shooters-in-schools-An-options-based-active-shooter-policy-for-schools/


and taking notes....... Thanks Donna.

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http://www.policeone.com/active-shooter/articles/6072031-Active-shooters-in-schools-An-options-based-active-shooter-policy-for-schools/


P.S. One of these days I should post a few tips on how to work around PL's annoying idiosyncractic "features".




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mz, please do!


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