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Individuals from the campus community are invited to attend a free active shooter training workshop. Individuals from the campus community are invited to attend a free active shooter training workshop.
 


A.L.I.C.E. Training Open to All

The SDSU Police Department is hosting a free A.L.I.C.E. training session open to anyone from the campus community.
By Beth Chee
 

For the first time ever, the San Diego State University Police Department is hosting a free A.L.I.C.E. training session for individuals from the campus community.

A.L.I.C.E. at SDSU

This active shooter training program teaches students, staff and faculty simple techniques to increase their chances of surviving an active shooter or violent intruder event.  The program utilizes five key components – Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, and Escape – and encourages participants to take an active role in their own survival.

“Our goal is to get people to start thinking about these kinds of incidents before they happen,” said SDSU Police Captain Lamine Secka.

“If the first time they think about it is when it happens, it’s too late.”

What’s new?

SDSU has offered A.L.I.C.E. training workshops to groups on campus since 2008. This is the first time the training is open to individuals.
Through the program, nearly 3,000 students, faculty, staff and community members have learned basic techniques to proactively respond in the face of an active shooter situation.

This fall, A.L.I.C.E. training will be mandatory for all incoming freshmen.

“Unfortunately these events are a reality in today’s world,” said Secka. “We hope nothing like this will happen at SDSU, but we want our campus community to be prepared, just in case.”

More information

The workshop will be held on Thursday, February 21 at 5:30 p.m. in Peterson Gym room 153. Seating is limited and registration is encouraged. E-mail the police department for details.