KPD Offering Active Shooter Training

The Kirksville Police Department is offering training to citizens on how to prepare yourself in case of an active shooter situation such last week’s tragic mass shooting in California.

In 2013 Kirksville Police School Resource Officer/Master Police Officer Richard Harden attended training in which he was certified in A.L.I.C.E. The A.L.I.C.E. program is changing how schools, universities, places of worship, hospitals, and businesses respond to armed intruders. A.L.I.C.E. (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) is a set of proactive strategies that increase chances of survival during an armed intruder event. While no one can guarantee zero casualties or injuries, A.L.I.C.E. will empower people with options of survival. The A.L.I.C.E. program is adopted by more than 900 organizations, representing more than one million people across the U.S.
If your agency, organization or group would like to learn more about or be trained in the A.L.I.C.E. program, contact the Kirksville Police Department.